Learner's definition of MAJORITY
a number that is greater than half of a total
Unfortunately, the majority of (the) students [=most of the students] in the class failed the test.
The policy is supported by the great/vast/overwhelming majority of (the) voters.
A clear majority of the voters support the policy.
a number of votes that is more than half of the total number
They won by a majority of seven. [=the total number of votes they received was seven more than half of all the votes]
The proposal failed to win a majority in the Senate. [=the proposal was defeated because it was not voted for by more than half the senators]
The law will pass only if it is approved by at least a two-thirds majority. [=if two out of three voters approve it]
the group or party that is the greater part of a large group
see also silent majority
the age at which a person is given the full rights of an adult
compare minority 4
always used before a noun
the majority opinion [=the opinion of most of the people]
a majority decision [=a decision supported by most of the people]
Republicans/Democrats are the majority party in the Senate.