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Majority

Meanings and phrases

majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part; bulk
  2. (elections) more than half of the votes; absolute majority
  3. the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs; legal age

absolute majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (elections) more than half of the votes; majority
E.g.
  • The left parties missed an absolute majority by two seats.
  • No party commanded an absolute majority in two other states.
  • It may be rejected out right by an absolute majority of MEPs.

majority leader

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. leader of the majority party in a legislature
E.g.
  • He served as the house majority leader for two terms.
  • He served as an assistant majority leader from 1997 to 2001.
  • Prior to World War II, Senate majority leader had few formal powers.

majority operation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a threshold operation in which each operand is 0 or 1; output is 1 if and only if more than half the operands have the value 1

majority opinion

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')
E.g.
  • Hughes wrote the majority opinion in "Missouri ex rel.
  • Chief Justice Rehnquist dissented from the majority opinion.
  • Writing the majority opinion in "A.L.A.

majority rule

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group; democracy
E.g.
  • The Council operates based on majority rule.
  • The most common decision making approach of democracies has been the majority rule.
  • There are many decision making methods used in democracies, but majority rule is the dominant form.

relative majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes); plurality

vast majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The vast majority of Sherbro people are Christian.
  • The vast majority were born in Nicaragua (287,766).
  • The vast majority of the population was literate.

majority vote

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Legislation is passed by an open majority vote.
  • The decisions of the commission are taken by a majority vote.
  • Laws are passed on a majority vote.

large majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Now a large majority of Malang residents are Muslims.
  • The Liberals won a large majority in the 1880 election.
  • The changes were approved by a large majority of voters.

overwhelming majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The overwhelming majority of the Muslims were Sunnis.
  • Berlin was elected by an overwhelming majority.
  • This time, he was elected by an overwhelming majority.

spent the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Thirteen spent the majority of the career with the Chiefs.
  • Lonas spent the majority of his artistic career in Berlin.
  • He spent the majority of his career with Heart of Midlothian.

great majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Eastern bishops formed the great majority.
  • The great majority of people viewed him with suspicion.
  • The great majority accepted a place at The Actor Works.

won a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On election day, Williams won a majority in every precinct within the city.
  • This would prove the last time the Liberals won a majority in their own right.
  • Gaining 148 seats, they won a majority government for the first time since 2000.

majority stake

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • after holding the majority stake for 9 years.
  • In 1997, Antelo sold a majority stake of Cofal to Renault.
  • The majority stake in the mine is owned by InterGen Australia.

majority government

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Premier John Norquay formed a majority government.

up the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Their descendants make up the majority of the people.
  • It makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey.
  • Ford vehicles made up the majority of the racing grid.

majority of seats

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Labour took control of the Council after winning a comfortable majority of seats.
  • Before the election, the Labour Party held a majority of seats on Oxford City Council.
  • Labour members held a majority of seats on both authorities until their abolition in 1996.

majority shareholder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Commerzbank is still the majority shareholder.
  • He was the chairman and majority shareholder, with a 56% stake.
  • In 1999, the Basler Kantonalbank became the majority shareholder.

majority of people

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The majority of people work as farmers and traders.
  • The majority of people in the region speak Sarikoli.
  • The great majority of people viewed him with suspicion.

simple majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A simple majority could override the royal veto.
  • It required only a simple majority in favour.
  • Referenda are approved by a simple majority.

majority owner

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1924, he bought out majority owner Tommy Gorman.
  • In 2019 the new majority owner became the KKCG group.
  • He is the founder, chairman, and majority owner of Sunac.

majority decision

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He lost the fight via controversial majority decision.
  • Hansen lost to Erin Blanchfield via majority decision.
  • Lovato defeated Mousasi by majority decision.

majority of votes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She received an absolute majority of votes cast by parliamentarians.
  • Mehakdeep entered into the competition by getting majority of votes.
  • This ensures that the winner gains a majority of votes in the second round.

parliamentary majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Since 2005, a single party has achieved a parliamentary majority.
  • The parliamentary majority was divided about the law to restrict the dismissals.
  • The snap election saw the AKP regain its absolute parliamentary majority with 317 of 550 seats.

majority of whom

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • About 12,000 Europeans reside in Burkina Faso, the majority of whom are French.
  • The rebellion resulted in the deaths of at least 27 people, the majority of whom were rebels.
  • Agriculture supports more than 70% of the labour force, the majority of whom are subsistence farmers.

majority of cases

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the vast majority of cases, this will be positive advice.
  • The majority of cases were in Punjab and the United Provinces.
  • In the majority of cases, only a limited subset of data is retrieved.

majority party

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In May 2012 Labour became the majority party on the council.
  • The Mayor, usually from the majority party, serves as head of the house.
  • The leader of the majority party serves as Prime Minister and head of government.

played the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • García played the majority of his career for Luis Ángel Firpo.
  • Cardle also played the majority of the instruments on the album.
  • He played the majority of his career for the French club Lille OSC.

increased majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Brunner was returned with an increased majority of 1,255.
  • He held the seat for the Liberals with an increased majority.
  • The Conservative Party retained control with an increased majority.

overall majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Obtained majority in five States and an overall majority of 128,782 votes.
  • The government achieved an overall majority on 15 April and the election ended on 10 May.
  • No party won an overall majority, but the leading party, the CDU achieved 40.8% of the vote.

received a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Lantmanna Party received a majority of the vote.
  • Pro-free trade candidates received a majority of the vote.
  • He only received a majority in Athens and Monroe counties.

majority of students

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • questions that concern a majority of students.
  • The majority of students take A level courses.

ethnic majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Germans were the ethnic majority in the town until their expulsion in 1945.
  • Among the regimes, rulers of (Later) Tang, Jin and Han were sinicized Shatuo Turks, which ruled over the ethnic majority of Han Chinese.
  • On the territory of Java, Madurese people had live for several centuries, forming in some of the north-eastern regions of the island's ethnic majority.

age of majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • King Theobald II reached the age of majority in 1256.
  • The civil law reform of 2013 lowered the age of majority from 20 to 19.
  • Scott was held in indentured servitude until reaching the age of majority.

acquired a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Krupp GmbH acquired a majority share-holding in Polysius.
  • In 2014, Heineken International acquired a majority equity in the company.
  • On 23 June 2017, Bremer Kreditbank AG acquired a majority stake in OLB from Allianz.

majority of residents

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The majority of residents identify as only English.
  • The majority of residents have not finished their matric.
  • Today, the vast majority of residents of Xiro Chorio trace their roots to Asia Minor.

spend the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They spend the majority of their life in the trees.
  • It was in Ottawa that Levins would spend the majority of his NHL career.
  • Order: ApodiformesFamily: Apodidae Swifts are small birds which spend the majority of their lives flying.

reduced majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He retained his seat, but with a reduced majority of 699.
  • He was re-elected with a reduced majority.
  • The NNP continued in power until 1989 but with a reduced majority.

elected by majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The presidential term lasts for 5 years, and is elected by majority, with a second round if no candidate receives a majority in the first round.
  • The council is made up of 8 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.
  • The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

win a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the first round on 30 November, Tokyo failed to win a majority, so a second ballot was held the next day at noon.
  • In the first post-independence election, held under a parliamentary system, neither party was able to win a majority.

majority of voters

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The changes were approved by a large majority of voters.
  • The majority of voters in rural Missouri voted in favor of Proposition B.
  • The amendment was carried by a large majority of voters, and in all six states.

clear majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • But overall, a clear majority of people favor the concept."
  • Still, the Democrats retained a clear majority in the House.
  • However, it was approved by clear majority overall in Spanish (87%).

majority share

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The following year, the county council sold a majority share.
  • Pierce had purchased a majority share in the National Railroad of Mexico in 1903.
  • Security Pacific National Bank (SPNB) bought a majority share in Bank of Canton in 1971.

wrote the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Hughes wrote the majority opinion in "Missouri ex rel.
  • Kooman wrote the majority of the book in 2004 while working in Asia.
  • Judge Steven Colloton wrote the majority opinion for himself and Judge Arnold.

majority interest

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1998, Rokke sold a majority interest in Brooks to J.H.
  • His family sold the majority interest in the toy store in 1963.
  • He purchased majority interest in 1902 and owned the team until late 1903.

although the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Each of the nine islands has an airport, although the majority are airfields rather than airports.
  • The reservation was placed in Scott Valley, although the majority of the valley was to remain in colonist possession.
  • It is considered likely to be a human carcinogen although the majority of studies suggest it is not directly genotoxic.

majority population

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The majority population in the town are ethnic Mountain Tajiks.
  • Among 200 households the majority population of the village is YADAVA’S.
  • The Germanic elites were Arians, and the Romance majority population was Nicene.

majority support

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A great quarrel broke out in Barisan and Chen's strategy obtained majority support.
  • This gives a result whereby the winning candidate may be able to claim majority support, although it is not guaranteed.
  • In 2010, none of the six NATO allies in the Pew Global Attitudes survey had majority support for keeping troops in Afghanistan.

majority owned

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lynx Express became majority owned by Bridgepoint Capital.
  • Since December 1998, OAO "Svetogorsk" has been majority owned by International Paper.
  • [8] Wine.com is majority owned by Baker Capital, a New York–based private equity firm.

majority of members

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Such a referendum is called by majority of members of the National Council.
  • The House and the Senate both have a majority of members from the New Progressive Party.
  • The majority of members elected were independents, replacing the previous Labour administration.

narrow majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Czech Government gave support to it by a narrow majority.
  • However, in the , Brown beat Skoglund by the narrow majority of 123 votes.
  • Democrats picked up a net of one seat in the House, but Republicans retained a narrow majority.

majority control

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 2012, FrieslandCampina acquired majority control of AMC from the Uytengsu family.
  • The 1946 election resulted in Republicans picking up 55 seats to win majority control.
  • In 2005 the Orthodox Jewish population of the district gained majority control of the school board.

became the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In May 2012 Labour became the majority party on the council.
  • In 1999, the Basler Kantonalbank became the majority shareholder.
  • During the years from 1769 to 1771 French settled in the village and they became the majority.

majority of all

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The majority of all voters and all states rejected the proposal.
  • at least four of the six), and a majority of all the electors voting.
  • They are, also, the vast majority of all Albania, with at least 20% of all Albanians.

majority ownership

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • , Southwestern acquired majority ownership in 2004, .
  • The company began to face significant struggles under the Chinese majority ownership.
  • In 2004, the Handler brothers sold majority ownership of Exclusive Resorts to Steve Case.

form a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Ambundu and Ovimbundu ethnic groups combined form a majority of the population, at 62%.
  • In Canada, political parties rarely form official coalition governments to form a majority.
  • Premier John Norquay with the support of Joseph Royal was able to form a majority government.

form the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Today they still form the majority of the towns population.
  • The Hindus, who form the majority, belonged to over a hundred different castes.
  • Autochthonous Muslim Georgians form the majority in parts of Artvin Province east of the Çoruh River.

won the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • 1 Style who won the majority of the awards.
  • In northern Florida, a Republican stronghold, McCain won the majority of counties by double-digit landslides.
  • South Africa have won the majority of games played between the two sides, with 22 victories in the 27 matches.

outright majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The SVP retained its outright majority in South Tyrol, while the Civica became the largest party in Trentino.
  • However, while the SVP retained its outright majority in South Tyrol, the DC was the real loser of the election.
  • In the 2012 elections the Labour Party achieved an outright majority, after gaining an additional 33 seats across the city.

held a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • No single group has ever held a majority in Parliament.
  • The Republicans still held a majority after Morse's switch.
  • Impact Wrestling has also held a majority of its shows at Universal Studios.

winning a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Obama then had an estimated 61.8% chance of winning a majority.
  • He returned to the Opposition before leading the party to winning a majority in the 1874 general election.
  • The last election in 2014 saw Labour winning a majority with 41 seats, compared with 22 for the Conservatives.

when the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Current ash glazes usually contain 50% less wood ash than they did when the majority of the glaze was ash.
  • It is also the period when the majority of mine reclamation is completed, making the land safe and useful again.
  • These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when the majority of tropical cyclones tend to form in the Atlantic Ocean.

gained a majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Harris gained a majority of 11,664.
  • The Democrats gained a majority in both houses in the 1954 election.
  • The pro-American Republican Party gained a majority in West Pakistan, ousting the PML government.

because the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was termed the "Women's Railroad" because the majority of investors were women.
  • The term "Çerkes", "Circassians", became the blanket term for them in Turkey because the majority were Adyghe.
  • Accidents continue to occur because the majority of the contributing and compounding factors are not addressed.

majority of women

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • the vast majority of women cover their faces.
  • The majority of women in 1881 worked in domestic services or offices.
  • The majority of women in the collective were paid as much as their male counterparts.

majority in both

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Democrats gained a majority in both houses in the 1954 election.
  • These high level positions reflect the party majority in both chambers.
  • Its ordinances have to be enacted with a majority in both linguistic groups.

though the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • South of Eglinton the area retains its working class character, though the majority of residents are owners (almost 60%).
  • More than half of EMU's undergraduate students do not come from Mennonite backgrounds, though the majority are Christian.
  • The station is little more than a halt, and is not always advertised, though the majority of trains were calling there in 2011.

lost its majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This special arrangement was concluded in 1999 after the SPD lost its majority.
  • In the 2006 election for the PLC, the party lost its majority in the PLC to Hamas.
  • This election also saw that Alliance lost its majority in Perak, Selangor and Penang in addition to Kelantan.

majority in parliament

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), in power since 1955, lost their majority in parliament.
  • Cabinets based on a group of parties that command a majority in parliament tend to be more stable and long-lived than minority cabinets.
  • The new ministry, under the leadership of Mirko Cvetković, had only a narrow majority in parliament and was dependent on support from the VMSZ.

formed the majority

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They also formed the majority of the municipal commissioners in the Eastern Cape.
  • As of 2007, ethnic Russians formed the majority with 80%, followed by Germans at 9%, and Khant-Selkups at 4.8%.
  • By the 1830s, the Bugis had established themselves in Singapore and formed the majority of the pioneer communities in the Kampung Gelam area.
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