Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Majority"

The meaning of "Majority" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa the vast majority of job seekers and employees are navigating their job searches and their careers without a college degree?
A: In simpler words:

"Most people with or without a job are looking for work and have gotten a job without having went to college"

Basically it's implying that there's fewer people statisticly going to college yet people, yet people find jobs without or look jobs without a college degree regardless.
Q: O que significa "When the majority of media available in one country is that produced by a different, more dominant nation, it is suggested that the culture of that larger nation, along with its interests, displace that of the home country."?
A: 1. Yes, the "home country" refers to the "one country" in the first line.

2. It means that the "culture of that larger nation, along with its interests" displaces the culture and interests of the home country. Also, it should be "displaces", not "displace".
Q: O que significa A majority of the cutomers who completed the survey rated Sasaki mobile phones as either good or excellent.?
A: This is the way people talk to make polls sound better than they usually are.

If we assume
1-3 is bad
4-6 is good
7-10 is excellent
This means that "most" people (a majority = 50.1%) did NOT say Sasaki was BAD.

They intend for you to think a whole lot of people thought they were excellent. But in fact the statement is true if not a single person said it was excellent.
Q: O que significa make up the majority ?
A: "die Mehrheit bilden"
Q: O que significa major, majority ?
A: major means important/big.
I have a major headache.
Memorization is a major part of language learning.

Example sentences using "Majority"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com the majority of individuals have chosen a sole subject to SPEND their lives ON

why not to SPEND ON their lives?.
A: The lives are being spent so this is why they spend their lives on something.

“I spent my life on researching tigers”
“He will spend his life on his obsession”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com A tiny majority of people support the Welsh assembly, but that majority support was built up by county or constituency areas..
A: 90% support would be a huge majority. 70% would be a majority. 51% would be a majority, but it is a tiny/small majority.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com
1、writing for a five-justice majority.
2、writing for a four-justice minority..
A: The US Supreme Court has 9 justices (judges). Five justices makes a majority. Four justices is a minority. If the Court makes a decision by a 5-4 vote, someone will write the explanation of the majority's decision. That person is writing for the five-justice majority. (He or she could also write for a six-justice majority, or a seven- or eight-justice majority.) Someone else may write an explanation about why the minority disagrees, and would have decided the case differently. That other justice then would be writing for a four-justice minority (or a three-, two-, or one-justice minority -- the last case being for himself or herself, to explain why he or she thinks the majority is wrong.)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com the majority.
A: the majority of people think learning a language is a good thing
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com The majority were in favour of.
A: It can be later in the sentence too...

When asked, the majority of workers were in favour of longer lunches.

Do you know if the majority were in favour of more time off?

I'm not sure what the majority were in favour of.

Synonyms of "Majority" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre vast majority e overwhelming majority ?
A: They are very close and you could use both. Overwhelming sounds like a little more than vast but really they’re the same.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre majority e major ?
A: Okay. It wasn’t a bad attempt - I understood most of the sentence I just didn’t understand ‘destination’. I would say “The majority of graduate students from both categories chose to enter a higher academic program. “ or “The major destination for graduate students from both categories was a higher academic program.” ^^
Q: Qual é a diferença entre majority e preponderance ?
A: Both are synonymous, but "preponderance" also has the meaning of domination over something. For example: "Europe had preponderance over Germany during WW2."
The majority of English speakers would not use/understand the word "preponderance".
Q: Qual é a diferença entre most of them e the majority of them ?
A: The book hasn’t phrased it very well. “The majority of” is definitely used for more than half, but “most” is used for that as well. It would be very strange to use ‘most’ for anything other than more than half also! :)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre the majority of doctors e most doctors ?
A: " A majority of doctors" is more specific than "most doctors" because "majority" refers to more than half(50%) of a group of countable nouns(doctors), whereas "most" is more general and refers to the greatest number of something. Thus, they have almost identical meanings, but a "majority of doctors" can be seen as more specific since it refers to over 50% of all doctors referenced.

Translations of "Majority"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? 取り込む as in "the majority clan [取り込む] other clans"
A: i see! "take in" works, but considering the context, "forced other ethnic groups to assimilate" is the best, most clear way to say it!
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? この市場で過半数のシェアをとっている企業はどこの会社ですか? 「majority」と言う単語を使って教えてください。
A: @YInoue_oaycp6GxdE5ah

In this market, which company gets the majority of shares?


Which companies take the majority of shares in this market?

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? ???the majority of people LIKE animals or LIKES???
A: the majority of people LIKE animals is correct
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? majority
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? It's natural that we should obey what was decided by majority
Sounds natural?
A: Yup. That sounds natural

Other questions about "Majority"

Q: The vast majority of prisoners are not a danger to society. soa natural?
A: The vast majority of prisoners is not a danger to society.

The noun is majority not prisoners so you use a singular verb "is" and not "are"

This a very common mistake made even by native speakers
Q: "The majority of Japanese female worry too much about what others think of them." soa natural?
A: You have to use a plural, but "The majority of Japanese females" sounds very technical.
"Japanese women" would sound better
Q: "I didn't know that the vast majority of them who prepared to take GRE in this academy studied abroad." soa natural?
A: @diffieng: it sounds mostly okay, but it will sound more natural if you said instead: "I didn't know that the vast majority of people/students (saying 'them' sounds unnatural. as such, you can choose which is more applicable to the situation) who prepared to take the GRE at this academy studied abroad."
Q: When you say, "the vast majority" of something, how much percent of the total stuff do you mean by this expression? 60%? 90%?
A: Since "vast" is a very vague term, I personally use it how it suits my purposes. If I want to make a point that some idea I'm promoting is popular, I could say the "vast majority" of Canadians, for example, support my idea, even if it's only like 55%. Technically I'm not wrong, since it is a majority, and, at over 15 million people, it is "vast". Personally, to me it could be anywhere from 51 - 99%, but higher percentages are more likely than lower ones.
Q: I know exactly how stupid the majority of you all are. soa natural?
A: でも、とても無礼ですよ。

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