Definition of pluralism
1 : the holding of two or more offices or positions (as benefices) at the same time
2 : the quality or state of being plural
3 a : a theory that there are more than one or more than two kinds of ultimate reality b : a theory that reality is composed of a plurality of entities
4 a : a state of society in which members of diverse ethnic, racial, religious, or social groups maintain and develop their traditional culture or special interest within the confines of a common civilization b : a concept, doctrine, or policy advocating this state
pluralistplay \-list\ adjective or noun
pluralisticplay \ˌplu̇r-ə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
pluralisticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of pluralism in a sentence
He spoke of the benefits of cultural pluralism.
She's a champion of pluralism.
First Known Use of pluralism
PLURALISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pluralism for English Language Learners
: a situation in which people of different social classes, religions, races, etc., are together in a society but continue to have their different traditions and interests
: the belief that people of different social classes, religions, races, etc., should live together in a society
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