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Definition of pluralism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the existence of many different groups of people in one society, for example people of different races, or of different political or religious beliefs cultural pluralism
  2. 2the belief that it is possible and good for different groups of people to live together in peace in one society
  3. 3(usually disapproving) the fact of having more than one job or position at the same time, especially in the Christian Church
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