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majority

ma·jor·i·ty

majority

 
 
pronunciation:
m jaw rih ti [or] m jor ih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: majorities
definition 1: the greater number or amount; a number or amount greater than half.
Our candidate won a majority of the votes.
synonyms:
bulk, mass, most
antonyms:
minority
similar words:
body, brunt, lion's share, preponderance, weight
definition 2: the number of votes over half of those cast.
She won by a tiny majority of only six.
similar words:
plurality
definition 3: the state or status of being of the age of legal responsibility.
Next year he will reach the age of majority, and he will be able to apply for a car loan himself.
antonyms:
minority
similar words:
manhood, maturity
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