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English noun: minority

1. minority (group) a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part

Broader (hypernym)social group

2. minority (attribute) being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts

SamplesWhen the vote was taken they were in the minority.
He held a minority position.

Broader (hypernym)figure, number


Antonymsbulk, majority

3. minority (time) any age prior to the legal age


Broader (hypernym)age, eld, legal status

Antonymslegal age, majority

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