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majority 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/məˈjôrətē/,/-ˈjär-/,
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majorities, plural;
  1. The greater number
    • - in the majority of cases all will go smoothly
    • - it was a majority decision
  2. The number by which votes for one candidate in an election are more than those for all other candidates combined

  3. The number by which the votes for one party or candidate exceed those of the next in rank

  4. A party or group receiving the greater number of votes

  5. The age when a person is legally considered a full adult, in most contexts either 18 or 21

  6. The rank or office of a major


  1. 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"; "the bulk of the work is finished"
  2. (elections) more than half of the votes
  3. the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
  4. A majority, also known as a simple majority in the U.S., is a subset of a group consisting of more than half of the group. This should not be confused with a plurality, which is a subset having the largest number of parts. ...
  5. A minority is a sociological group that does not make up a politically dominant voting majority of the total population of a given society. ...
  6. The Majority is the first and final full length studio album by Mammal. It is however, their second album following their debut , which was a live album and also a self-titled studio EP. ...
  7. More than half (50%) of some group; The difference between the winning vote and the rest of the votes; Legal adulthood; The office held by a member of the armed forces in the rank of major
  8. a larger numbers of pawns on one flank opposed by a smaller number of the opponent's; often a player with a majority on one flank has a minority on the other.
  9. The age at which a person is entitled to handle his or her own affairs.
  10. More than 50 percent; commonly used as the percentage of votes required to approve certain corporate actions.
  11. In sociology this term does not refer to a numerical majority. Rather, it refers to that group(s) which has power. In South Africa, the Blacks were the majority numerically, but a minority in terms of power. ...
  12. More than 50%. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in an election requiring a majority, then a runoff election is required between the top two vote getters.
  13. A constitutional majority in the Senate is 17 votes; in the House, 50 votes.
  14. Means more than half of all voters. (As opposed, e.g. to a mere "plurality.")
  15. We express the majority as the lead of one party over another. In Parliament, we measure a government's majority against the seats held by all other parties. Going into the 2004 election, the Coalition notionally has 83 of the 150 seats, meaning it has a 16 seat majority over all other parties. ...
  16. The age, provided by state law, when a child becomes an adult.
  17. More than half of the members who are present and voting on an issue. Members who don't vote aren't counted when determining majority.
  18. The majority is the party in power in the Legislature. The Republicans now control both houses, hence the House Majority Leader and the Senate Majority Leader are Republicans.
  19. The age at which a person is entitled to most legal rights and obligations although some rights or privileges such as the drinking of alcoholic beverages is may be withheld until a later date.
  20. When referring to Pawns, the army who has more Pawns on one flank (e.g. Kingside, or Queenside) than their opponent, they are said to have a Majority (may be referred to as a Pawn Majority). ...
  21. more pawn on one side than the opponent, e.g. four pawns on efgh files against 3 pawns on fgh, with an open d-file
  22. When a person reaches majority, he or she is of full legal age.
  23. The age at which a person becomes an adult. See "AGE OF MAJORITY"
  24. n.: That quality that distinguishes a crime from a law.
  25. The party that has the most members elected in either the House or the Senate.