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"plural" in British English

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pluralnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈplʊə.rəl/ us /ˈplʊr.əl/ written abbreviation pl.

A2 a word or form that expresses more than one:

"Geese" is the plural of "goose".
"Woman" in the plural is "women".

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uk /ˈplʊə.rəl/ us /ˈplʊr.əl/

plural adjective (DIFFERENT)

consisting of lots of different races or types of people or of different things:

We need to recognize that we are now living in a plural society.

for or relating to more than one person or thing:

Very few countries allow people to have plural citizenship (= citizenship of more than one country).

(Definition of “plural” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plural" in American English

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pluraladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈplʊr·əl/

grammar being the form of a word used to talk about more than one thing:

a plural verb
"Cats" and "cattle" are plural nouns.
noun [ C/U ] us /ˈplʊr·əl/


[ U ] "Geese" is the plural of "goose."

(Definition of “plural” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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