minority

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun the lower quantity or smaller part.

Banking

  • noun a number or quantity which is less than half of the total
  • noun a section of the population from a specific racial group, which does nor make up the majority of the population

Information & Library Science

  • noun a group of people who form less than half of the total population of an area, e.g. in terms of race, religion or political opinion

Law

  • noun the state of being less than eighteen years old
  • noun a period during which someone is less than eighteen years old

Politics

  • noun a small group of people who differ in some way from a large group
  • noun a part of a society that differs from the rest of it in some way, especially in ethnic background, religion or culture
  • noun being less than eighteen years old, or the time when someone is less than eighteen years old
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