3 definitions by YourGoodFriendJimmy

A type of majority in which the amount of people that are on one side is at least 50 percent, but less than either 60 percent of 67 percent, depending on how you define a supermajority. Primarily, a simple majority is used in the context of voting, but it could also be used in other context, such as the demographics of a nation.
It was a close call, but, with a simple majority of 53 percent, the new governor will replace the current governor.

The female population of Switzerland is the simple majority, as they are 50.5 percent of the population, as of 2016.
by YourGoodFriendJimmy January 1, 2020
A type of majority that is greater than a simple majority, but less than a hypermajority, that usually means that 67 percent to less than 90 percent are in agreement, or have a certain characteristic in common, but it could also be 60 percent to less than 90 percent.
In order to convict the President of the United States, the Senate must vote with a supermajority in favor, so that it is more unanimous than a simple majority.

Israel's Jewish population makes up 73.7 percent of the population (as of 2018), therefore, it is a supermajority.
by YourGoodFriendJimmy January 1, 2020
A type of majority greater than a simple majority and a supermajority, where at least 90 percent are voting for the same cause or that share a certain characteristic.
The new law passed with a 92 percent hypermajority. This new law, then, is vastly approved by the population.

South Koreans make up 96 percent of the South Korean population, meaning it is a hypermajority.
by YourGoodFriendJimmy January 1, 2020