Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “minority”

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)
What is the pronunciation of minority?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “minority” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More