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pluralismnoun [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 ​statecontrol, 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 ​humanrights and pluralism.
(Definition of pluralism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pluralismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈplʊr·əˌlɪz·əm/
social studies the ​existence of ​people of different ​races, ​religiousbeliefs, and ​cultures within the same ​society, or the ​belief that this is a good thing: religious pluralism political pluralism
pluralistic
adjective  us   /ˌplʊr·əˈlɪs·tɪk/ (also pluralist,  /ˈplʊr·ə·lɪst/ )
social studies the pluralistic American ​system
(Definition of pluralism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pluralism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 多元性, 多元化, 多元主义…
in Turkish çoğulculuk…
in Russian плюрализм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 多元性, 多元化, 多元主義…
in Polish pluralizm…
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