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MAJORITY, PLURALITY

A majority is more than half the whole number; a plurality is the excess of votes given for one candidate over those given for another, and is not necessarily a majority when there are more than two candidates.

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Majority, plurality.Majority is the greater part of a whole number, more than half. Plurality means more than one, the greater number, and is used in a political sense as the excess of votes which one candidate receives over those received by another, and is not necessarily a majority, when there are more than two candidates.

"The majority of the people are in favor of the measure."

"Mr. Smith received a plurality of votes over Mr. Brown and Mr. Jones."


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