minority minority  /maɪ ˈnɔ rə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  2. (n) being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
  3. (n) any age prior to the legal age

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A federal appeals court has concluded that a college can't reserve scholarships for African Americans -- a decision that could cause havoc with similar minority programs nationwide.
  2. Denmark's minority government could fall this week when the legislature votes on a controversial proposal to slash welfare benefits.
  3. Despite progress, minority journalists face stubborn obstacles Mervin Aubespin, 45, was in the city room late one night at the Louisville Courier-Journal, where he has been.

News

  1. House minority leader thinks he’ll be speaker some day

    by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Republican House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt sat on the farmhouse porch with a smiling … The post House minority leader thinks he’ll be speaker some day appeared first on Press and News .
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Dayton Press & News

  2. Development agency fills minority-business post

    Jacqueline Williams has been named chief of the Minority Business Division of the Ohio Development Services Agency. Williams comes from the Liquor Control Commission of Ohio, where she was executive director. Previously, she was executive director of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, the Development Services Agency said.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  3. Minority populations growing rapidly in Lafayette

    Minority populations, especially Hispanics and Asians, continue to grow rapidly in Lafayette Parish as well as across the nation.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Quotes

  1. "Voters can't vote for a minority or a majority," Harper said at the Governor General's residence, where he asked Michaelle Jean to dissolve Canada's 39th Parliament. "They can't vote 60 per cent for one party and 14 per cent for another....
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Stephen Harper Source: West Island Chronicle

  2. "We do not want the responsible, sensible majority of moderate drinkers to have to pay more, or suffer, as a result of the excesses of a small minority," Brown said.
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Our outreach into minority, low-income and other underserved student groups is yielding tremendous results," Caperton added.
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Gaston Caperton Source: Baltimore Sun

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