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English definition of “minority”

minority

noun [C] (PEOPLE)    /maɪˈnɒr.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ˈnɑːr.ə.t̬i/
C1 any small group in society that is different from the rest because of their race , religion , or political beliefs , or a person who belongs to such a group : ethnic / religious minorities The plan was designed to help women and minorities overcome discrimination in the workplace .Groups of peopleRacial issuesRace and ethnicity
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