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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Minority  \Mi*nor"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Minorities}.  [Cf.  F. 
  minorit['e].  See  {Minor},  a.  &  n.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  a  minor,  or  under  age. 
  2.  State  of  being  less  or  small  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
  3.  The  smaller  number;  --  opposed  to  {majority};  as  the 
  minority  must  be  ruled  by  the  majority. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  group  of  people  who  differ  racially  or  politically  from  a 
  larger  group  of  which  it  is  a  part 
  2:  being  or  relating  to  the  smaller  in  number  of  two  parts 
  "when  the  vote  was  taken  they  were  in  the  minority";  "he 
  held  a  minority  position"  [ant:  {majority}] 
  3:  any  age  prior  to  the  legal  age  [syn:  {nonage}]  [ant:  {majority}] 

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