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multitude

noun uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.tjuːd/ us    /-t̬ə.tuːd/ formal
a multitude of a large number of people or things: The city has a multitude of problems, from homelessness to drugs and murder. This case has raised a multitude of questions.Masses and large amounts of things the multitude a large crowd of people: He stepped out onto the balcony to address the multitude below.Masses and large amounts of things the multitudes [plural] large numbers of people: the multitudes using the internetGroups of people the multitude the ordinary people who form the largest group in a societyOrdinary people
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