majorité

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See also: majorite, Majorite, and mâjorité

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin māiōritātem, accusative singular of māiōritās.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʒɔ.ʁi.te/
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Noun[edit]

majorité f (plural majorités)

  1. majority (more than half)
    Synonym: la plupart
    Antonym: minorité
    La majorité des citoyens luxembourgeois ont comme langue maternelle le luxembourgeois.
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    On pense que la majorité des Céphéides classiques pulsent selon le mode fondamental, bien qu'il ne soit pas facile de distinguer le mode d'après la forme de la courbe de lumière.
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  2. adulthood (legal)

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Usage notes[edit]

While its near synonym la plupart defers grammatical agreement of verbs, adjectives, etc. to the noun to which it is related, majorité allows agreement with its related nominal or with itself. Each option carries its own nuance of meaning.

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