plurality

[ ploo-ral-i-tee ]
/ plʊˈræl ɪ ti /

noun, plural plu·ral·i·ties.

Origin of plurality

1325–75; Middle English pluralite < Old French < Late Latin plūrālitās. See plural, -ity

Related forms

non·plu·ral·i·ty, noun, plural non·plu·ral·i·ties.

Can be confused

majority plurality (see synonym study at majority)
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British Dictionary definitions for plurality

plurality

/ (plʊəˈrælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state of being plural or numerous
maths a number greater than one
US and Canadian the excess of votes or seats won by the winner of an election over the runner-up when no candidate or party has more than 50 per centBritish equivalent: relative majority
a large number
the greater number; majority
another word for pluralism (def. 1)

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