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minority

mi·nor·i·ty

minority

 
 
pronunciation:
mih nawr ih ti [or] maI nawr ih ti [or] mih nor ih ti [or] maI nor ih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: minorities
definition 1: a part or amount that is less than half the total.
A minority of students protested the new rules.
antonyms:
majority
similar words:
few, handful
definition 2: a group of people whose race, religion, or politics is different from the larger population group.
Many countries have laws that protect minorities.
similar words:
race
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