Antonym: minority. Similar words: major in, major, minority, priority, authority, favorite, asperity, authoritative. Meaning: [mə'dʒɒrətɪ /-'dʒɒr-] n. 1. the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part 2. (elections) more than half of the votes 3. the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs.
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1 The vast majority live further inland.
2 The majority of people interviewed prefer TV to radio.
3 The resolution was passed by a two-thirds majority.
4 They failed to win the requisite twothirds majority.
5 The minority is subordinate to the majority.
6 A majority vote enabled the passage of the resolution.
7 They are now the majority party in Parliament.
8 The vast majority of the workers here are Protestants.
9 The majority of the employees have university degrees.
10 Mulroney swept to power with a thumping majority.
11 The majority of Chinese people have bicycles.
12 The act was adopted by an overwhelming majority.
13 Three of the justices dissented from the majority decision.
14 The majority of people in the province are in favour of devolution.
15 The majority of union members voted in favour of a strike.
16 The majority was / were in favour of banning smoking.
17 They purport to represent the wishes of the majority of parents at the school.
18 The motion was adopted/carried by a majority of six votes.
19 Police reports showed that the vast majority of crime committed by children was carried out by truants.
20 The majority of students find it quite hard to live on the amount of money they get.
21 The bill was supported by a large majority in the Senate.
22 Whatever the majority decided I was prepared to go along with.
23 A few workers have defied the majority decision and gone into work despite the strike.
24 He was elected by a majority of 30 votes against 15.
26 In the general population,(www.Sentencedict.com) right-handed people are in the majority.
27 They walked out in protest after being outvoted by the National Salvation Front majority.
28 In the nursing profession, women are in a / the majority.
29 His actions only deepened the rift between himself and the majority of Congress.
30 What he has just said does not accord with the views of the majority.
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