quorum

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See also: Quorum and quórum

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quōrum, genitive plural form of quī (who, which), used as standard wording in written commissions.

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Noun[edit]

quorum (plural quorums or quora)

  1. The minimum number of members required for a group to officially conduct business and to cast votes, often but not necessarily a majority or supermajority.
    We can discuss the issue tonight, but cannot vote until we have a quorum.
  2. A selected body of persons.

Usage notes[edit]

The plural quora is sometimes objected to on the grounds that it is not grammatically correct: in Latin quorum is a plural pronoun, not a singular noun.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quōrum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quorum m (plural quorums)

  1. quorum

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quōrum, genitive plural form of quī (who, which).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɔ.rum/
  • Rhymes: -ɔrum
  • Hyphenation: quò‧rum

Noun[edit]

quorum m (invariable)

  1. quorum (minimum number of members required)

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

quōrum

  1. genitive masculine/neuter plural of quī

Adjective[edit]

quōrum

  1. genitive masculine/neuter plural of quī

Pronoun[edit]

quōrum

  1. genitive masculine/neuter plural of quis

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quorum n (indeclinable)

  1. Alternative spelling of kworum.

Further reading[edit]

  • quorum in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • quorum in Polish dictionaries at PWN