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Definition 1: (in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes) - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for plurality in the sense of this definition

(plurality is a kind of ...) a quantity relative to some purpose

(plurality belongs to category ...) a vote to select the winner of a position or political office

"the results of the election will be announced tonight"

Definition 2: a large indefinite number - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where plurality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a battalion of ants
  • a multitude of TV antennas
  • a plurality of religions

Synonyms for plurality in the sense of this definition

(plurality is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

Definition 3: the state of being plural - [noun denoting state]

Samples where plurality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • to mark plurality, one language may add an extra syllable to the word whereas another may simply change the vowel in the existing final syllable

(plurality is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

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