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pluralism

noun [U] uk   /ˈplʊə.rə.lɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈplʊr.əl.ɪ-/
the existence of different types of people, who have different beliefs and opinions, within the same society: After years of state control, the country is now moving towards political/religious/cultural pluralism.Society - general words the belief that the existence of different types of people within the same society is a good thing: They are committed to human rights and pluralism.Society - general words
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