Definition of 'minority'
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Critics called the super centres an elite project for a tiny minority. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The behaviour of a small minority in business is damaging the reputation of business as a whole and that needs to be addressed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A small minority in the media should not be listened to. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's as if we're still seen as a minority group instead of half the population. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We became one of a privileged, tiny minority, simply by the act of bothering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Glass cliff A situation in which a woman or member of a minority group gets a leadership position where the risk of failure is high. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We fail on all these counts and minority groups know it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The introduction of the idea of two simple minority blocks is for the purposes of illustration only. The Global Marketplace (1993)Wide discretion has to be exercised in selecting the tiny minority against whom proceedings are taken. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are not the only minority religion in the region. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More women and minorities watch football live than before. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most ethnic minority groups were on average more likely to attend selective universities than white pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The only doctors facing a pay cut are the small minority working unsafe hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is why minority groups devote so much of their efforts to campaigning for cumulative voting. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Are there similarities between the two minority parties? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Only a tiny minority can fulfil expectations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Over here we are leaning over far too much for some of these minority religions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Thankfully only a small minority of young people behave in this way. The Sun (2012)Women and ethnic minorities can resist it because they want to be seen to get on through ability only. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'minority'
British English: minority /maɪˈnɒrɪtɪ; mɪ-/ NOUN
If you talk about a minority of people or things in a larger group, you are referring to a number of them that forms less than half of the larger group.
In a tiny minority of cases mistakes were made.
- American English: minority
- Arabic: أقَلِيَّةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: minoria
- Chinese: 少数
- Croatian: manjina
- Czech: menšina
- Danish: minoritet
- Dutch: minderheid
- European Spanish: minoría
- Finnish: vähemmistö
- French: minorité
- German: Minderheit
- Greek: μειονότητα
- Italian: minoranza
- Japanese: 少数派
- Korean: 소수
- Norwegian: minoritet
- Polish: mniejszość
- European Portuguese: minoria
- Romanian: minoritate
- Russian: меньшинство
- Spanish: minoría
- Swedish: minoritet
- Thai: คนกลุ่มน้อย
- Turkish: azınlık
- Ukrainian: меншість
- Vietnamese: thiểu số
Definition of minority from the Collins English Dictionary
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