※ ‘(a/the) great majority’는 ‘상당수’가 아니라 ‘대다수’.
1. The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total. (The American Heritage)
1. [N-SING-COLL] usu sing, usu N of n | The majority of people or things in a group is more than half of them. (Cobuild)
■ great majority:
(...) Majority is often preceded by great (but not by greater) in expressing emphatically the sense of "most of": The great majority approved. The phrase greater majority is appropriate only when considering two majorities: He won by a greater majority in this election than in the last.
1. most of the people or things in a group (≠ minority)
─ great/vast/overwhelming majority of sth (=almost all of a group)
- In the vast majority of cases the disease is fatal.