Meaning of “minority” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /maɪˈnɒrəti/
Extra Examples
He won the election despite receiving a minority of the popular votes cast.Christians make up a small minority of the population.A minority of the party is opposed to the measure.The treatment was only effective in a minority of cases.His article only represent the opinions of a tiny minority of members.
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
RACE [ C ]

a group of people whose race is different from the race of most of the people where they live:

ethnic minorities

(Definition of “minority” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)