Definition of 'majority'
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You voted in the referendum and a very clear majority decided to do just that. The Sun (2016)Although his party lacked a majority in the chamber he was used to wheeling and dealing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vast majority will receive higher total pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The onus was clearly on those who wanted to make the change to win a majority of voters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The majority of people in Britain are not saving enough for retirement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why does he think the majority voted Leave? The Sun (2016)It was a minority who went over the top, a majority who supported and enabled. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The idea that because majority public opinion is not at first on our side we must all lie down and accept it is just rubbish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The government 's majority in the Commons is slender. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For the overwhelming majority of those who work in football management, it is indeed the merry-go-round of popular cliché. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These other groups that dispense unequal treatment to minority groups are usually called majority groups. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)There would always be people who formed majorities and minorities. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)It began to win large overall majorities in general elections. Times, Sunday Times (2013)By a clear majority verdict it has done so. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are working towards a majority government. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are critical to its prospects of commanding a majority after the next election. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The regulator closes the overwhelming majority of its cases without using enforcement powers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They will attempt to oust him if they win a majority at the election. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Single judgments for the majority opinion now also happen in some cases. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Voters know now that a majority for one party is not the only possible outcome. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That was passed by a narrow majority. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He claimed that it did not have the support of the majority of staff at the venue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vast majority of prisoners have no interest in politics. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The majority of the group with the device said that they could continue to work with only mild irritation after two hours. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has joined the majority of hospitals, ambulance and mental health trusts in financial arrears. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vast majority of voters may not be following the minutiae of the Chilcot process. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Chancellor has a majority in the assembly that votes for the president. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A majority of bishops voted against the change. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That's a majority of 57%. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'majority'
British English: majority /məˈdʒɒrɪtɪ/ NOUN
The majority of people or things in a group is more than half of them.
The majority of my patients come to me from out of town.
- American English: majority
- Arabic: أَغْلَبِيَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: maioria
- Chinese: 多数
- Croatian: većina
- Czech: většina
- Danish: flertal
- Dutch: meerderheid
- European Spanish: mayoría
- Finnish: enemmistö
- French: majorité
- German: Mehrheit
- Greek: πλειοψηφία
- Italian: maggioranza
- Japanese: 大部分
- Korean: 대다수
- Norwegian: flertall
- Polish: większość
- European Portuguese: maioria
- Romanian: majoritate
- Russian: большинство
- Spanish: mayoría
- Swedish: majoritet
- Thai: ส่วนใหญ่
- Turkish: büyük çoğunluk
- Ukrainian: більшість
- Vietnamese: phần lớn
Definition of majority from the Collins English Dictionary
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