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plurality

noun [C/U]  /plʊˈræl·ɪ·t̬i/ us  
social studies (in elections involving three or more people) the difference between the number of votes received by the person who won and the number received by the person who is second, or a number of votes or places in a legislature that is more than any other party has but less than half the total number: [C] Jenson won by a plurality of 2000 votes over her nearest rival.
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