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plural

noun [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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adjective uk   /ˈplʊə.rəl/ us    /ˈplʊr.əl/

plural adjective (DIFFERENT)

consisting of a lot 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).

plural adjective (GRAMMAR)

language of or relating to the form that expresses more than one: "Cattle" and "trousers" are both plural nouns.
Translations of “plural”
in Korean 복수형의…
in Arabic جَمع…
in French pluriel…
in Turkish çoğul…
in Italian plurale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複數形式…
in Russian множественное число…
in Polish liczba mnoga…
in Spanish plural…
in Portuguese plural…
in German der Plural, Plural-……
in Catalan plural…
in Japanese 複数形の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复数形式…
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