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pluralism

noun [U]     /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
(Definition of pluralism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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