Meaning of MINORITY in English

MINORITY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a minority community (= people whose race, religion etc is different from most of the other people in the country )

There should be better provision for the needs of minority communities.

a minority government (= that does not have enough politicians to control parliament )

His party had gained only enough seats to form a minority government.

a minority group (= one whose members belong to a different race, religion etc from most other people in a country )

Conditions for many minority groups have worsened.

a minority sport (= one that very few people do )

Minority sports rarely feature on TV.

an ethnic minority (= a small ethnic group living within a much larger group )

Ethnic minorities have tended to live together in the same areas of the city.

ethnic minority

racial discrimination against doctors from ethnic minorities

minority government

minority leader

sizeable proportion/portion/minority (of sth)

Part-time students make up a sizeable proportion of the college population.

tiny minority

Bad teachers are a tiny minority .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

black

Project to meet the needs of black and minority ethnic groups were well represented, says the report.

Jesse Jackson descended upon Hollywood to protest the almost total absence of black and minority nominees.

A recent workshop explored black and minority ethnic groups' involvement with the charity.

This leaves one important question: How does the Republican nominee get more of the black and minority vote?

But black and ethnic minority subjects still have low priority in psychology.

Authorities have had varying degrees of success consulting with black and minority ethnic groups over care plans.

There are few black or ethnic minority women or men working in western psychology.

In this section I shall use the term black or ethnic minority to refer to all non-white groups.

ethnic

Logically such constructions should make ethnic minorities feel even more powerless than they actually are.

They are democracies, have market economies and are making good-faith efforts to deal with ethnic minorities .

The position of ethnic minorities with regard to the use of education services is predictable.

Now, more than ever, the president will be a hostage to his own ethnic minority , the Zaghawa.

Nevertheless, our results are important and suggest that discrimination does take place against ethnic minorities , apparently at shortlisting.

These experiments show that at least one-third of landlords discriminate against ethnic minorities on grounds of skin colour.

Mounting social tension was accompanied by the swift development of national consciousness among the Empire's ethnic minorities .

large

Political consent can not be obtained in a community where a large minority deny the legitimacy of the state.

However, the large nationality minorities in most of them have produced extensive nation-based struggles.

They work in many clinics, health centres and surgeries where there are large ethnic minority communities.

It also defies basic standards of fairness by discriminating against large numbers of minority students.

Even before 1905 a large minority and probably even a majority of their members were drawn from the lower classes.

A large minority favors formal separation.

This same question, however, remains vexatious today for the many school districts with large minority populations.

A large minority of bishops at a 1980 synod on the family, meanwhile, asked that the encyclical be reconsidered.

national

Another vital area in terms of sensitive political control were the national minorities .

The participating States welcome the international efforts to improve protection of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities .

Minority rights National and ethnic minorities continued to assert their interests.

The Centre maintains a documentary resources centre and has recently set up a national ethnic minority statistical database.

The position of national minorities was also discussed.

There were strong pressures from still further national minorities for a greater degree of control over their own affairs.

New bodies emerged to represent and press the claims of the more assertive national minorities .

In some countries, national and racial minorities meant that total population figures do not tell the whole story about military strength.

other

But there is no specific protection for religious, children's, documentaries, science or other minority programmes.

Blacks and certain other ethnic minority groups form the base of the stratification system.

Citizenship needs to be developed by extending rights to women, blacks, and other minorities .

Like many other minority organisations, we can refute their legitimacy in adopting this guise.

An unholy alliance with other minorities to preserve ideological positions otherwise unacceptable to the electorate does not appeal as a noble enterprise.

racial

A high-octane mix of racial minorities , a flair for riots and looting.

And that is how racial minorities can actually benefit the most in politics.

In some countries, national and racial minorities meant that total population figures do not tell the whole story about military strength.

I think gay people have become a target group for people who no longer target racial minorities .

Mead also said Heller, Ehrman encouraged him to promote the firm as a progressive company for racial minorities and gays.

Diabetes affects older people and racial minorities disproportionately.

Added to the general problem of urban unemployment was the high concentration of impoverished racial minorities and immigrants in inner-city neighborhoods.

religious

After their sometimes brutal treatment of ethnic and religious minorities , the security forces may gain a freer rein.

Harrassment of ethnic or religious minorities would result in various international sanctions.

In addition, winners of 10 seats reserved for religious minorities have traditionally backed the largest party.

Are, for example, all political, religious and minority groups equally acceptable?

Yet letting it become law would represent a historic step backwards in a generations-long process of protecting religious minorities .

The sympathetic and informed study of ethnic and religious minorities is crucial for the well-being of our multi-racial society.

significant

Disability and age While the vast majority of older people are able to live independently, significant minorities experience considerable difficulties.

Even if you had different views, you felt you should not impose those views on a significant minority .

However, there are a significant minority of male carers who must not be excluded.

However, there was a significant minority of floating voters: on average about 20 percent of the electorate.

A significant minority - 21 percent - think it is not very important for staff to receive their own personal copy.

Increasing Skills Schools fail a significant minority of children.

For a significant minority , Marxism remained a callous and abstract scheme.

sizeable

It was noted that a sizeable minority of the Shop still wanted to fight for differentials.

A sizeable minority said hardship was forcing them to give up education.

Foreigners were small in number and for the most part temporary residents, but there were two sizeable minority groups in the country.

small

Unfortunately, a small minority disagreed.

However, there may be a small minority of residents who refuse to be kept clean.

The main grounds appeared to be the danger which it might pose to the small Southern protestant minority by encouraging mixed marriages.

Any doctrine of collegiality at all was bitterly resisted by a small minority .

Small wonder that, by the time of the Boer War, the pacifists felt like a small and beleaguered minority .

We are concerned about the small but persistent minority , particularly of young people, who re-offend while already on bail.

Chapter 5 clearly demonstrates that demand for sport is heterogeneous, with many sports involving only a small minority of the population.

substantial

A substantial minority , however, do not.

While some thought that they did a good job, a substantial minority felt that they were a waste of time.

Such a majority is likely, under the simple primary voting system, even on a substantial minority of primary votes.

A substantial minority of shareholders is known to be opposed to a sale, feeling the company is worth at least £200 million.

A substantial minority of Britain's population aged 65 + has never married.

On the other hand, a substantial minority considered that infrastructural investment was a significant factor for location within an enterprise zone.

In Chapter 8, issues arising from the presence in this country of substantial ethnic minorities will be discussed.

A SUBSTANTIAL silent minority still holds the key to who wins the marginal seat of Darlington, according to a new poll.

tiny

Two immediate sets of questions present themselves about this tiny , unhappy minority of women who are imprisoned.

And how hard it is to train even this tiny minority !

The $ 100, 000-plus cost of a Harvard or Yale undergraduate degree affects only a tiny minority .

But it is only a tiny minority that is likely to move.

For the sake of a tiny minority of possible abusers, the cyclist is being unreasonably inconvenienced.

But, surprisingly, when individuals were asked whether they felt this about themselves only tiny minorities admitted to such a feeling.

He was told only a tiny minority of extremists would object.

In a tiny minority of cases mistakes have been made.

white

It was necessary to acknowledge that the white minority had real fears about what would happen to them.

Both Muzorewa and the white minority had to undergo severe pressure.

The desire to recover it drove many black peasants to support the nationalist guerrillas in the war against white minority rule.

At independence in 1980, the country was suffering from the limited coverage of the education system under the white minority regime.

The white minority political domination has gone.

The Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is black but tolerant of the white minority .

But, you know, the logic of the Alliance was first and foremost the struggle against white minority rule-apartheid.

■ NOUN

community

Individual citizens and minority communities themselves need protection against the power of the state and against discrimination and unfair treatment.

The minority community is by no means united behind census changes.

Such support is particularly critical to the minority communities .

government

In spite of only a short period of minority government the Labour Party in the 1920s had also developed some ambitious long-term policies.

The following day Labor formed a minority government under Michael Field.

Following the inconclusive election in February 1974, Harold Wilson formed a minority government dependent on Liberal support.

After the election the Yukon Party began negotiations with a view to forming a minority government in the territory.

Such a result would almost certainly put Mr Kinnock in Downing Street at the head of a minority government .

group

It will Bteach real estate agents about the customs of minority groups .

Then pick another minority group and do the same exercise again.

Conditions for many minority groups have worsened.

The proprietors have no desire to discriminate against any-one and in fact have several members of minority groups on their payroll.

A family systems approach to work with minority groups must take account of all these factors.

The factors have placed you in a minority group from which you can not possibly escape.

Hacker believes that the position of women in society is analogous to that of minority groups such as immigrants and Blacks.

This is particularly true when companies recruit young women and members of minority groups into nontraditional fields.

interest

In all other cases they should be reported as minority interests . 44.

If the subsidiary is less than 100 percent owned, a minority interest is shown.

It is her treatment of the topic, she contends, that is bound to make her a minority interest .

The minority interest represents subsidiary ownership held by stockholders other than the parent.

The minority interest charge in the consolidated profit and loss account was £184,000.

Time retains a minority interest in Omnimedia and will continue to distribute the magazine, which it had published since 1991.

The consolidated balance sheet showed minority interests of £762,000 as at 30 November 1991 and £1,328,500 as at 30 November 1992.

The project was to be administered by a joint private- and public-sector company in which the government had a minority interest .

language

Publicity material will be made available in minority languages , in Braille and on tape.

The Helpline will also give you details of the telephone advice services available in various ethnic minority languages .

In Britain today there are over one hundred minority languages in everyday use.

leader

Without the agreement of minority leaders , any new constitution will not be democratic.

Many minority leaders as well as public officials in Phoenix give neighborhood development in minority neighborhoods priority over neighborhood integration.

party

There are also 1,000-plus potential votes up for grabs due to the absence of the minority parties who fought the byelection.

For eight years, he toiled in the House minority party .

The presence of minority parties would also engender a diversity of opinions and ethnic backgrounds.

At any rate, with spending caps plus the elimination of big donations, the minority parties had more of a chance.

The administration's minority party has put off a decision whether to withdraw support for Prime Minister Albert Reynolds.

population

The minority population is concentrated in a few regions or states.

Of the ethnic minority population , 10.8 percent had been the victims of assault as opposed to 5.5 percent of whites.

This same question, however, remains vexatious today for the many school districts with large minority populations .

Nevertheless, this can be a difficult environment for black players, because the minority population is quite small.

report

The conference adopted the minority report and family allowances were not discussed formally at an annual conference again until 1941.

That approach was endorsed in a minority report but defeated by the General Assembly, 323 to 226.

An influential minority report by Derek Senior advocated a map involving solely two-tier regional authorities, 35 in number.

There was both a majority and a minority report , and the latter provided a well argued critique of the system.

A minority report signed by several distinguished social scientists argued that there was.

The minority report recommended that the social services should be developed first and accorded less priority to family allowances.

shareholder

The provision would be reversed when profits attributable to the minority shareholders started to make good the losses that were made earlier.

Among the most debated changes is one that would affect minority shareholder rights when a company is acquired.

Disapplication requires a special resolution, ie a 75% majority, which the minority shareholder referred to could not block.

A part disposal is occurring here - the effect is to increase the stake of the minority shareholders from 20% to 45%.

A purchaser of shares may need to resort to petitioning the court to buy out minority shareholders .

The matter was thrown into further confusion, however, when leave to appeal was granted to the minority shareholders .

He claimed that Electronics' actions in withholding money due to Magnetics were prejudicial to the minority shareholders .

As part of the rescue operation it left control of the banks with the minority shareholders .

stake

It is unlikely, however, that any Western company will get more than a minority stake in Pilsner Urquell.

Jaguar plunged 46p to 685p as General Motors confirmed it is in talks that could result in it taking a minority stake .

The disposal of a minority stake would raise about £17 million.

A strategic alliance may take the form of an outright acquisition, minority stake , joint venture or brand franchise.

Assuming that shares are purchased, whether to acquire full control, majority holding or a minority stake ?

student

A drive to attract more ethnic minority students to Longlands College, Middlesbrough, is showing good results.

Among minority students the figures were, predictably, much lower.

Most central city schools serve primarily poor, working class and minority students .

He saw it in the low number of minority students enrolled in honors classes.

Too often minority students themselves are blamed for their failure.

S.-born and minority students to consider careers in science and technology.

Maybe a minority student has not had the same opportunities.

Gross desperately pointed to the work of a lifetime to show that he was scarcely unsympathetic to the plight of minority students .

■ VERB

form

The subject class is made up of the majority of the population whereas the ruling or dominant class forms a minority .

After the election the Yukon Party began negotiations with a view to forming a minority government in the territory.

Following the inconclusive election in February 1974, Harold Wilson formed a minority government dependent on Liberal support.

represent

Former finance minister Boris Fyodorov, who represents minority investors, was reelected to the board.

Parties representing ethnic minorities sat in parliament.

Yet they represent the biggest minority group in Hong Kong.

So the gunmen operating in the hills above Tetovo represent a minority .

However, the very elderly still only represent a minority , approximately 1 percent of the total population.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

minority -owned businesses

Both republics have sizable Serbian minorities.

The law prevents job discrimination against minorities and women.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Assumptions are made that a minority person should be able to speak for all minority peo-ple.

Pupils from ethnic minorities account for only 4 percent of the school roll.

Sims said President Clinton remained committed to minority business, especially the 8a program.

The second way of life is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon the majority.

This was a predominantly Protestant force which soon came to be regarded as repressive and bigoted by the Catholic minority .

Unfortunately, a small minority disagreed.

Unless the growing spirit of the movement could be harnessed coherently, mob rule would replace Unionist minority rule.

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