- minority mi‧nor‧i‧ty \I added this because 'majority' is in. [maɪˈnɒrti ǁ mˈnɔːr-, -ˈnɑːr-] noun [singular]less than half of the people or things in a particular group:minority of
• He insists that only a minority of workers at the factory want the union.
* * *Ⅰ.minority UK US /maɪˈnɒrəti/ US /məˈnɒrəti/ noun (plural minorities)► [S] a small number of the people or things in a group: »
Only a small/tiny minority of customers have complained about the changes.be in a/the minority »
I don't like the design, but I'm in the minority – most people say they love it.► [C] a group of people in a country or area who are of a different race, or have a different culture or religion to that of most other people there: ethnic/racial minority »
We want to end discrimination against women and racial minorities.minority community/employee/group »
British Asians are the largest minority group among UK staff.Ⅱ.minority UK US /maɪˈnɒrəti/ US /məˈnɒrəti/ adjective [before noun]► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to refer to the situation when a person or organization owns fewer shares in a company than other shareholders, and not enough to be in control of the company: »
Many minority shareholders are local people.»
He may be close to selling his minority stake in the company.
Financial and business terms. 2012.