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plural

plural

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.
(Definition of plural from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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