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plurality

[ ploo-ral-i-tee ]
/ plʊˈræl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural plu·ral·i·ties.

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Origin of plurality

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English pluralite, from Old French, from Late Latin plūrālitās; see plural, -ity

synonym study for plurality

1. See majority.

OTHER WORDS FROM plurality

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH plurality

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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