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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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Slender court majorities should not render sweeping opinions in support of bold legal departures.
Republican Washington used its majorities in the House and Senate to reverse the promulgation of groundbreaking new workplace safety regulations, summarily dismissing a 10-year review process that was launched by the first Bush administration.
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.
How all that would affect an Armey-led House is not immediately clear: The Republicans hold slim majorities in both houses of Congress and can expect little support from a Democratic White House; certainly, any dreams of "revolution" have been banished by political reality.