1. [ noun ] (politics) a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
Related terms: social_group
2. [ noun ] 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"

Related terms: majority number minor
3. [ noun ] (law) any age prior to the legal age
Synonyms: nonage
Related terms: majority age legal_status