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
Words that Rhyme with Plurality
Example sentences of the word plurality
1. Noun, singular or mass
If you get the most votes but less than the majority, you have instead won a plurality.
Quotes containing the word 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.