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minority

noun
 
 
/maɪˈnɒrəti/ US   /məˈnɒrəti/ (plural minorities)
[S] a small number of the people or things in a group: Only a small/tiny minority of customers have complained about the changes.be in a/the minority I don't like the design, but I'm in the minority – most people say they love it.
[C] a group of people in a country or area who are of a different race, or have a different culture or religion to that of most other people there: ethnic/racial minority We want to end discrimination against women and racial minorities. minority community/employee/group British Asians are the largest minority group among UK staff. → Compare majority noun, blocking minority
(Definition of minority noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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