- minority [mī nôr′ə tē, minôr′ə tē; mīnär′ə tē, minär′ə tē]n.pl. minorities [ML minoritas < L minor,MINOR]1. the lesser part or smaller number; less than half of a total2. a group, party, or faction with a smaller number of votes or adherents than the majority3. a racial, religious, ethnic, or political group smaller than and differing from the larger, controlling group in a community, nation, etc.4. the period or condition of being under full legal age
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.