multicultural

[ muhl-tee-kuhl-cher-uh l, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈkʌl tʃər əl, ˌmʌl taɪ- /

adjective

of, relating to, or representing several different cultures or cultural elements: a multicultural society.

Nearby words

  1. multicollinearity,
  2. multicolor,
  3. multicolored,
  4. multicoloured,
  5. multiculti,
  6. multiculturalism,
  7. multicuspid,
  8. multicylinder,
  9. multidentate,
  10. multidimensional

Origin of multicultural

First recorded in 1940–45; multi- + cultural

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British Dictionary definitions for multicultural

multicultural

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈkʌltʃərəl) /

adjective

consisting of, relating to, or designed for the cultures of several different races
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Word Origin and History for multicultural

multicultural

adj.

also multi-cultural, 1941, from multi- + cultural. At first often in a Canadian context. Picked up by U.S. education writers 1980s; widespread popular use from c.1990.

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