Pluralism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplʊrəlɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word pluralism
Brit.  |ˈplʊər(ə)lɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word pluralism


- a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
- the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements
- the practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time


He spoke of the benefits of cultural pluralism.

She's a champion of pluralism.

a nation characterized by cultural pluralism

...gave an eloquent peroration celebrating the nation's long tradition of religious tolerance and pluralism...

Word forms

singular: pluralist
plural: pluralists
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