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plurality

noun 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 large number of different types of something: There was a marked plurality of opinions/views among the people attending 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 total number of votes that the other people or parties have received: He won a 48 percent plurality of the vote rather than an outright majority. [C usually sing, S] specialized politics the part of a group of people voting that is the largest part, but not larger than the total number of other people voting: A plurality of the population voted for change.
Translations of “plurality”
in Chinese (Traditional) 文法, 複數…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语法, 复数…
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