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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mi·nor·i·ty /məˈnɔrəti, maɪ, ˈnɑr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mi·nor·i·ty n.; pl. Minorities
 1. The state of being a minor, or under age.
 2. State of being less or small. [Obs.]
 3. The smaller number; -- opposed to majority; as, the minority must be ruled by the majority.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a group of people who differ racially or politically from a
           larger group of which it is a part
      2: being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts;
         "when the vote was taken they were in the minority"; "he
         held a minority position" [ant: majority]
      3: any age prior to the legal age [syn: nonage] [ant: majority]