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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
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: minorities
definition 1: a segment or amount consisting of less than half the total. (Cf. majority.)
antonyms:
majority
similar words:
few, handful
definition 2: a group that differs in race, ethnic background, religion, or political ideas from the majority of people in a society.
similar words:
contingent, faction, race, splinter group
definition 3: the state of being under legal adulthood. (Cf. majority.)
synonyms:
childhood, nonage
antonyms:
majority
similar words:
adolescence, boyhood, girlhood, infancy, puberty, youth
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to a minority.
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similar words:
adolescent, ethnic, puerile, racial, youthful
Word Parts
The word minority contains the following part:
min Latin root that means small; make smaller
synonyms:
micro-
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-