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minority interestnoun [C or U]

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FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a ​person or ​organization that ​owns fewer ​shares in a ​company than the controllingshareholder (= the one who ​owns the most), or the ​shares themselves: The ​companyholds a ​minorityinterest in the ​network.
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE in the ​financialrecords of a holdingcompany (= a ​company that ​ownsshares in other ​companies), the ​part of the ​shares that are not ​owned by the controllingshareholder: Our ​operatingprofit before ​tax and ​minorityinterest was 18% ​higher than a ​year ago.
(Definition of minority interest from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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