pluralism

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noun plu·ral·ism \ˈplu̇r-ə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of pluralism

  1. 1 :  the holding of two or more offices or positions (as benefices) at the same time

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being plural

  3. 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. 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

pluralist

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pluralistic

play \ˌplu̇r-ə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

pluralistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of pluralism in a sentence

  1. He spoke of the benefits of cultural pluralism.

  2. She's a champion of pluralism.

1772

First Known Use of pluralism

1772


PLURALISM Defined for English Language Learners

pluralism

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noun plu·ral·ism \ˈplu̇r-ə-ˌli-zəm\

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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