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Meaning of “minority” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 majority Groups 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
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 from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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