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English definition of “minority”

minority

noun
 
 
/maɪˈnɒrəti/
GROUP [no plural] B2 a part of a group that is less than half of the whole group, often much less: The violence was caused by a small minority of football supporters. I voted to accept the proposal, but I was in the minority. → Opposite majorityGroups of people
RACE [C] a group of people whose race is different from the race of most of the people where they live: ethnic minorities Race and ethnicityRacial issuesPeople of specific racial or ethnic background
(Definition of minority from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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