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majority

US [məˈdʒɔrəti]
UK [məˈdʒɒrəti]
  • n.大多数;大部分;多数票;(获胜的)票数
  • Web过半数;多数派;成年
Plural Form:majorities  
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n.
1.
[singspv]
~ (of sb/sth)
大部分;大多数the largest part of a group of people or things
The majority of people interviewed prefer TV to radio.
大多数接受采访的人都喜欢看电视多于听收音机。
The majority was/were in favour of banning smoking .
大多数人支持禁烟。
This treatment is not available in the vast majority of hospitals.
绝大部分医院都不提供这种治疗。
a majority decision(= one that is decided by what most people want)
根据大多数人的意见作出的决定
In the nursing profession, women are in a/the majority .
女性在护理行业中占大多数。
2.
[c]
(获胜的)票数;多数票the number of votes by which one political party wins an election; the number of votes by which one side in a discussion, etc. wins
She was elected by/with a majority of 749.
她以 749 票的多数票当选。
a clear(= large) majority
明显多数票
They had a large majority over their nearest rivals.
他们所得的票数远远超出名次仅次于他们的对手。
The government does not have an overall majority(= more members than all the other parties added together) .
政府没有获得绝对多数票。
The resolution was carried by a huge majority.
这项决议以绝大多数票赞成而获得通过。
3.
[c]
超出其余各方票数总和的票数the difference between the number of votes given to the candidate who wins the election and the total number of votes of all the other candidates
4.
[u]
成年的法定年龄the age at which you are legally considered to be an adult

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