minority-owned

minority-owned
minority-owned UK US adjective
US used to describe businesses owned by a member of a minority (= a group whose members are of a different race, or have a different culture or religion to that of most other people in that country): »

A quarter of all minority-owned companies are in California.

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe a company in which there are shareholders who own fewer shares than the controlling shareholder: »

It's an independent company, which is minority owned by a publisher.

»

a minority-owned business/company/firm

Compare MAJORITY-OWNED(Cf. ↑majority-owned)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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