Definición de majority en inglés:

majority

Saltos de línea: ma¦jor|ity
Pronunciación: /məˈdʒɒrɪti
 
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sustantivo (plural majorities)

  • 1The greater number: in the majority of cases all will go smoothly [as modifier]: it was a majority decision
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    • Should I really just accept decisions of the majority of the town council, and not speak out if I believe them to be wrong?
    • I totally agree with the thought that he is mistaken in the majority of his decisions, don't you?
    • Medieval agriculture was undertaken by peasants who of course constituted the overwhelming majority of the total population.
    Sinónimos
    larger part/number, greater part/number, major part, best/better part, main part, most, more than half; bulk, mass, weight, (main) body, preponderance, predominance, generality, lion's share; (the majority) (the) people, the masses, the silent majority
  • 1.1British The number by which the votes cast for one party or candidate exceed those for the next: Labour retained the seat with a majority of 9,830
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    • At the last general election in 2001 he had a majority of 4,275 votes over the Conservative candidate.
    • He currently has a majority of 4,922 votes - surely enough to defeat the Conservative in second place.
    • In this example, the clear winner is candidate A with a majority over Candidate B of 5,000.
  • 1.2A party or group receiving the greater number of votes.
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    • McKibbin is right, however, to point out that massive Parliamentary majorities emasculate political parties and their ideologies.
    • In last June's general elections, the party lost its parliamentary majority.
    • Following a number of defections from other parties, Thai Rak Thai commanded an absolute majority in parliament.
  • 1.3US The number by which votes for one candidate are more than those for all other candidates together.
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    • Without this shift, Kerry would have had a popular majority of a million votes.
    Sinónimos
    (winning) margin, superiority of numbers/votes; landslide

Frases

be in the majority

Belong to or constitute the larger group or number: publishing houses where women are in the majority
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  • You know as youths, we do not like being in the majority and yet dominated by those in the minority.
  • This is more a function of the corrupting affect of being in the majority, I think, than of which ideology is dominant.
  • Students I interviewed who attended southern schools said that right-of-center kids were in the majority and set the tone.

Origen

mid 16th century (denoting superiority): from French majorité, from medieval Latin majoritas, from Latin major (see major).

Uso

Strictly speaking, majority should be used with countable nouns to mean ‘the greater number’, as in the majority of cases . Use with uncountable nouns to mean ‘the greatest part’, as in I spent the majority of the day reading , is not considered good standard English, although it is common in informal contexts.

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