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pluralism

plu·ral·ism

pluralism

 
pronunciation:
pluh r lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in philosophy, the theory that reality comprises more than one basic substance or principle. (Cf. dualism, monism.)
definition 2: the coexistence of distinct cultural, ethnic, or religious groups within a single society.
definition 3: a national policy favoring the coexistence of a variety of cultural, ethnic, or religious groups.
definition 4: the condition, state, or quality of being plural.
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derivations: pluralistic (adj.), pluralistically (adv.), pluralist (n.)
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