minority noun (SMALL PART)
This section of the bookstore caters for minority interests (= subjects that interest only a few people).
- Because the two main parties have won almost the same number of votes, the minority group holds the key to the result.
- The fact that a party can be voted into power by a minority of the electorate calls into question the country's electoral system.
- It's a minority of these people who are causing trouble.
- Those who want violence are in the minority.
- In a minority of cases, a prison sentence is appropriate.
minority noun (PEOPLE)
- Government by majority rule can be a threat to minority rights.
- Human rights activists have accused the country's government of a systematic perpetration of violence against minority groups.
- Outraged minority groups will not be placated by promises of future improvements.
- They are members of a racial minority.
- What are the prospects for overcoming the strife between the Christian minority and Muslim majority?
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