Majority

Noun

  • More than half (50%) of some group

    "Those opposing the building plans were in the majority, so the building project was canceled."

  • (Britain) The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major

    "On receiving the news of his promotion, Charles Snodgrass said he was delighted to be entering his majority."

  • More than half (50%) of some group

    "The majority agreed that the new proposal was the best."

  • (dated) Legal adulthood

    "By the time I reached my majority, I had already been around the world twice."

  • The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes

    "The winner with 53% had a 6% majority over the loser with 47%."

  • Ancestors; ancestry.

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