[ UK /məd‍ʒˈɒɹɪtˌi/ ]
[ US /məˈdʒɔɹəti/ ]
  1. (elections) more than half of the votes
  2. the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
  3. the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    the bulk of the work is finished
    the majority of his customers prefer it
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How To Use majority In A Sentence

  • The lymphatic vessels of the tongue may be divided into four groups: (1) apical, from the tip of the tongue to the suprahyoid glands and principal gland of the tongue; (2) lateral, from the margin of the tongue—some of these pierce the Mylohyoideus to end in the submaxillary glands, others pass down on the Hyoglossus to the superior deep cervical glands; (3) basal, from the region of the vallate papillæ to the superior deep cervical glands; and (4) median, a few of which perforate the Mylohyoideus to reach the submaxillary glands, while the majority turn around the posterior border of the muscle to enter the superior deep cervical glands. VIII. The Lymphatic System. 3. The Lymphatics of the Head, Face, and Neck
  • Finally, in the formation of an opinion as to the abstract preferableness of one course of action over another, or as to the truth or falsehood or right significance of a proposition, the fact that the majority of one's contemporaries lean in the other direction is naught, and no more than dust in the balance. On Compromise
  • They are important for the majority of metabolic processes and for the building of body structure. The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs
  • ‘The majority of costs are wage costs; there is very little room for manoeuvre,’ he said.
  • Our simple submission is the majority in the Court of Appeal got it right for cogent and sound reasons.
  • Our nearest relatives, the chimps tend towards matrilinear, while patrilinear seems more prevalent in a majority of the different aboriginity groups in more modern times. Discovered: the basis of human civilization.
  • There is also a small genus of orchids, called coralroots, that obtains the majority of its nutrition from a mycorrhizal association with soil fungi.
  • Before anyone says that this was going to happen anyway, remember that political pros were saying two years ago that Napolitano was a one term fluke, early this year Republicans were salivating about a possible 2/3 majority House and Senate, and it took some foresight to see that a decent candidate could be recruited to take out J. Archive 2006-12-01
  • … Others can only be identified with a microscope, such as the majority of protozoa [single-celled animals], certain blood filariae [small larvae of pathogen parasites in the blood vessels], and the trichinae. Modern Science in the Bible
  • Since Kashmir was (and is) a Muslim majority territory, Pakistan felt justified in seeing Pushtun warlords charge in from the north-west of Pakistan, late in 1947, to seize control of Kashmir.
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