英 [maɪ'nɒrɪtɪ; mɪ-]
- n. 少数民族；少数派；未成年
- adj. 少数的；属于少数派的
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- minority (n.)
- 1530s, "condition of being smaller," from Middle French minorité (15c.), or directly from Medieval Latin minoritatem (nominative minoritas), from Latin minor (see minor (adj.)). Meaning "state of being under legal age" is from 1540s; that of "smaller number or part" is from 1736. The meaning "group of people separated from the rest of a community by race, religion, language, etc." is from 1919, originally in an Eastern European context.
- 1. A minority of officers were prepared to bend the rules.
- 2. Only a minority of the people supported the Revolution.
- 3. In the past conservatives have been in the minority.
- 4. Local authority nursery provision covers only a tiny minority of working mothers.
- 5. Minority cultures within the United States often raised issues of cross-cultural conflict.
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