Associations to the word «Plurality»


PLURALITY, noun. (uncountable) The state of being plural.
PLURALITY, noun. (ecclesiastical) The holding of multiple benefices.
PLURALITY, noun. (countable) A state of being numerous.
PLURALITY, noun. (countable) A number or part of a whole which is greater than any other number or part, but not necessarily a majority.
PLURALITY, noun. (countable) A number of votes for a single candidate or position which is greater than the number of votes gained by any other single candidate or position voted for, but which is less than a majority of valid votes cast.
PLURALITY, noun. (countable) A margin by which a number exceeds another number, especially of votes.
PLURALITY, noun. (countable) A group of many entities: a large number.
PLURALITY, noun. (countable) A group composed of more than one entity.
PLURALITY, noun. (of spouses) polygamy.

Dictionary definition

PLURALITY, noun. The state of being plural; "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, noun. A large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions".
PLURALITY, noun. (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).

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis