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plurality

noun (DIFFERENT)    /plʊəˈræl.ə.ti/ US  /plʊˈræl.ə.t̬i/
[C usually sing] formal a large number of different types of something: There was a marked plurality of opinions / views among the people attending the meeting .Variety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things have/win a plurality specialized to receive more votes in an election than any other person or party , but not more than the total number of votes that the other people or parties have received : He won a 48 percent plurality of the vote rather than an outright majority .Elections [C usually sing, S] specialized politics the part of a group of people voting that is the largest part , but not larger than the total number of other people voting : A plurality of the population voted for change .Voters and Candidates in elections
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