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Definition of plurality noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. pluralities)
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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] (formal) a large number a plurality of influences
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] (politics) the number of votes given to one person, political party, etc. when this number is less than 50% but more than any other single person, etc. receives In order to be elected, a candidate needs only a plurality of the votes cast. compare majority
  3. 3[uncountable] (grammar) the state of being plural
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