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multitude

noun uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.tjuːd/ us    /-t̬ə.tuːd/ formal
a multitude of a large number of people or things: The city has a multitude of problems, from homelessness to drugs and murder. This case has raised a multitude of questions.the multitude a large crowd of people: He stepped out onto the balcony to address the multitude below.the multitudes [plural] large numbers of people: the multitudes using the internetthe multitude the ordinary people who form the largest group in a society
Translations of “multitude”
in Spanish multitud, muchedumbre…
in French multitude…
in German die Menge…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大眾,民眾…
in Russian множество…
in Turkish bir sürü/bir yığın/çok fazla/kalabalık/kişi veya şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大众,民众…
in Polish mnogość…
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