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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. 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.
Translations of “pluralism”
in Chinese (Traditional) 多元性, 多元化, 多元主義…
in Russian плюрализм…
in Turkish çoğulculuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多元性, 多元化, 多元主义…
in Polish pluralizm…
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