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English noun: majority

1. majority (attribute) the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part

SamplesThe majority of his customers prefer it.
The bulk of the work is finished.


Broader (hypernym)figure, number



2. majority (quantity) (elections) more than half of the votes

Synonymsabsolute majority

Broader (hypernym)relative quantity

Domain categoryelection

3. majority (time) the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

Synonymslegal age

Broader (hypernym)age, eld

Part meronymadulthood, maturity

Antonymsnonage, minority

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