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Meaning of “plurality” in the English Dictionary

"plurality" in British English

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pluralitynoun

uk   /plʊəˈræl.ə.ti/  us   /plʊˈræl.ə.t̬i/
  • plurality noun (GRAMMAR)

[U] language the ​state of being ​plural
  • plurality noun (DIFFERENT)

[C usually sing] formal a ​largenumber of different ​types of something: There was amarked plurality ofopinions/​views among the ​peopleattending the ​meeting.have/win a plurality specialized to ​receive more ​votes in an ​election than any other ​person or ​party, but not more than the ​totalnumber of ​votes that the other ​people or ​parties have ​received: He ​won a 48 ​percent plurality of the ​voterather than an ​outrightmajority. [C usually singular, S] specialized politics the ​part of a ​group of ​peoplevoting that is the ​largestpart, but not ​larger than the ​totalnumber of other ​peoplevoting: A plurality of the ​populationvoted for ​change.
(Definition of plurality from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"plurality" in American English

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pluralitynoun [C/U]

 us   /plʊˈræl·ɪ·t̬i/
social studies (in ​electionsinvolving three or more ​people) the ​difference between the ​number of ​votesreceived by the ​person who ​won and the ​numberreceived by the ​person who is second, or a ​number of ​votes or ​places in a ​legislature that is more than any other ​party has but less than ​half the ​totalnumber: [C] Jenson ​won by a plurality of 2000 ​votes over her nearest ​rival.
(Definition of plurality from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plurality”
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 复数…
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