minority

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Minority is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
minority

Plural
minorities

  1. The state of being a minor; a youth; the period of a person's life before reaching adulthood.
  2. Less than half (50%) of some group
    Most people agreed, but a sizable minority were upset by the decision.
  3. A member of an ethnic group that is less than 50% of the population.
    The company claims it has hired several minorities since the complaint was lodged.

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