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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 Arabic جَمع…
in Korean 복수형의…
in Malaysian jamak…
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 Vietnamese số nhiều…
in Spanish plural…
in Portuguese plural…
in Thai รูปพหูพจน์…
in German der Plural, Plural-……
in Catalan plural…
in Japanese 複数形の…
in Indonesian plural, jamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复数形式…
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