HyperDic: minority

English > 3 senses of the word minority:
NOUNgroupminoritya group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger / larger group of which it is a part
attributeminoritybeing or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
timeminority, nonageany age prior to the legal age
minority > pronunciation
Soundsmahnao'rahtiy; maynao'rahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > minority: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger / larger group of which it is a part.
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
Spanishminoría
Catalanminoria
English > minority: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningBeing or relating to the smaller in number of two parts.
Examples
  • "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"
  • "he held a minority position"
Attributesminorinferior in number or size or amount
Broadernumber, figureThe property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
Oppositemajority, bulkThe property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts
Spanishminoria, minoría, minorias
Catalanminoria
Adjectivesminorinferior in number or size or amount
English > minority: 3 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningAny age prior to the legal age.
Synonymnonage
Broaderage, eldA time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
legal statusA status defined by law
Oppositemajority, legal ageThe age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
Spanishminoría, minoridad
Catalanminoria d'edat, minoritat
Adjectivesminornot of legal age

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