# Majority

## Subset consisting of more than half of the set's elements / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A **majority** is more than half of a total.^{[1]} It is a subset of a set consisting of more than half of the set's elements. For example, if a group consists of 31 individuals, a majority would be 16 or more individuals, while having 15 or fewer individuals would not constitute a majority.

A majority is different from a plurality^{[note 1]} (which is a subset larger than any other subset, but not necessarily more than half the set). For example, if there is a group with 20 members which is divided into subgroups with 9, 6, and 5 members, then the 9-member group would be the plurality. A plurality is not necessarily a majority, as the largest subset considered may consist of less than half the set's elements, if there are three or more possible choices.