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American English: /məˈnɔrədi/
British English: /mʌɪˈnɒrɪti/
, /mɪˈnɒrɪti/

Translation of minority in Spanish:

noun plural minorities

  • 1 1.1 (smaller number) (+ singular or plural verb) to be in a/the minority to govern with a minority you're in a minority of one [humorous]
    formas parte de una minoría de uno [humorous]
    ethnic/religious minority
    minoría étnica/religiosa
    a minority of students share that view
    los estudiantes que comparten ese punto de vista son una minoría
    (before noun) (group/vote)
    minority holding or interest
    participación (feminine) minoritaria
    minority sport
    deporte (masculine) de minorías
    Example sentences
    • The group is regarded as a fundamentalist organisation representing the views of the minority of Muslims.
    • And for the minority of people who can't, having restricted licensing hours is highly unlikely to deter them.
    • The A-level of old had a specific function: to test the minority of young people who would go on to higher education.
    Example sentences
    • This means that a minority of just 26 votes can block a decision.
    • The balance of voting in the Council of Ministers had, up to this point, meant that a 'blocking minority' of 23 votes was required.
    1.2 (in US) (Politics)
  • 2 (Law)
    Example sentences
    • During the claimant's minority the initial limitation period would not run.
    • Claims by children are not limited to those made during their minority; an adult child may seek an order.
    • The context was exceptional, for royal authority was weakened by the minority of Louis XIV.
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