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plurality

plu·ral·i·ty

plurality

 
 
pronunciation:
pl rae lih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: pluralities
definition 1: the largest proportion of votes in an election, esp. when it is less than half the total, or the margin of votes separating the victor from the person who came second.
She needs only a plurality, not a majority, to win.
definition 2: the state or condition of being or representing more than one.
English nouns show plurality in writing usually by the addition of "s" or "es."
similar words:
multiplicity
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