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noun. ['plɝˈælɪti'] (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).
- relative majority
Rhymes with Plurality
Sentences with plurality
1. Noun, singular or mass
If you get the most votes but less than the majority, you have instead won a plurality.
Quotes about plurality
1. In order to survive, a plurality of true communities would require not egalitarianism and tolerance but knowledge, an understanding of the necessity of local differences, and respect. Respect, I think, always implies imagination - the ability to see one another, across our inevitable differences, as living souls. (pg. 181, Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community)
- Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
2. I will tell you why I became a philosopher. I became a philosopher because I wanted to be able to talk about many, many things, ideally with knowledge, but sometimes not quite the amount of knowledge that I would need if I were to be a specialist in them. It allows you to be many different things. And plurality and complexity are very, very important to me.
- Alexander Nehamas
noun. ['plɝˈælɪti'] a large indefinite number.
- large indefinite quantity
- large number
- large indefinite amount
noun. ['plɝˈælɪti'] the state of being plural.