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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
Translations of “minority”
in Korean 소수민족, 소수의 것…
in Arabic أقَلِيّة…
in Portuguese minoria…
in Catalan minoria…
in Japanese 少数派…
in Italian minoranza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小部分, 少數…
in Russian меньшинство, национальное меньшинство…
in Turkish azınlıkta olan grup, küçük grup, azınlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小部分, 少数…
in Polish mniejszość…
(Definition of minority noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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