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majority

1. (in an election) the number of votes or seats by which the strongest party or candidate beats the combined opposition or the runner-up
2. the largest party or group that votes together in a legislative or deliberative assembly
3. the time of reaching or state of having reached full legal age, when a person is held competent to manage his own affairs, exercise civil rights and duties, etc.

majority

[mə′jär·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
A logic operator having the property that if P, Q, R are statements, then the function (P, Q, R, … ) is true if more than half the statements are true, or false if half or less are true.
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Because leaders in both parties can easily see ways to win or lose their House and Senate majorities, the national stakes of each election cycle are permanently high.
People having lower incomes gave majorities to Gore, while people at the median income were about evenly split, and those having higher than the median income gave majorities to Bush.
He has been re-elected ever since by majorities sometimes topping 75 percent.
After all, his biggest beef with the left is not that we take the wrong positions, but that we too often end up with a minority position--advocating against welfare "reform," for example, when huge majorities seem to favor it.