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plural

plu·ral

plural

 
 
pronunciation:
pluh rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or including more than one.
The plural meaning of words can be a cause of confusion in communication.The law forbids plural marriage.
definition 2: in grammar, of or designating the form of a word that indicates more than one. (Cf. singular.)
The word "box" refers to just one box, but the word "boxes" is plural and refers to more than one box.The word "mice" is a plural noun.
definition 3: of, or being one of, a plurality of persons or things.
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part of speech: noun
definition: in grammar, the plural number, or a word or form in this number. (Cf. singular.)
The plural of "dog" is "dogs."
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