Majority means “most of,” or the biggest part. Does the majority of what owls eat — mice, rats, squirrels, moles — sound appetizing to you? If not, you’re probably in the majority of people.

In an election, victory usually goes to whoever wins the majority of votes, or more than half of them. The opposite of majority is minority. A majority of the more than one billion Roman Catholics in the world live in Latin America; a small minority of all Roman Catholics live in Asia.

Definitions of majority
  1. noun
    the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    “the majority of his customers prefer it”
    synonyms: bulk
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    being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    type of:
    figure, number
    the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
  2. noun
    (elections) more than half of the votes
    synonyms: absolute majority
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    type of:
    relative quantity
    a quantity relative to some purpose
  3. noun
    the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
    synonyms: legal age
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    minority, nonage
    any age prior to the legal age
    type of:
    age, eld
    a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
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