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noun as in large part of a group

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At the presidential level, the winner of the plurality of the vote gets the state’s 16 electoral votes.

In a Fox News survey from late November, the plurality of people, 47 percent, thought that not all the votes in Florida had been counted.

Such reviews can take many months to complete and open up the possibility of the regulator blocking the deal, which it can do if believes the purchase would in any way undermine national security, financial stability or plurality in media ownership.

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It’s not uncommon for a candidate to win with a plurality of only 20 percent or 30 percent of the vote.

That means the next mayor could be someone who seizes a relatively small percentage of the vote, so long as it’s a plurality.

He won then with less than 38 percent of the vote, the smallest plurality of any winning gubernatorial candidate in the country.

Even on the eve of its passage, at least a plurality  said they opposed the law.

The misuse of conscience exemptions is threatening our hard-won plurality.

A large plurality of American voters, and 46 percent of the people who voted in 2012, are between the ages of 18 and 44.

The NY Governor has set off a right-wing firestorm, standing accused of seeking to stifle free speech and political plurality.

Each society of monks elected its superior; for, in the early ages of the church, everything was done by the plurality of voices.

He permitted a plurality of wives, conforming in this point to the immemorial usage of the orientals.

The unity of darkness contains a multiple, a mysterious plurality—visible in matter, realised in thought.

The Jews were encouraged to indulge in a plurality of wives; but they were nowhere directed or recommended to live on alms.

We therefore assert the existence of several genera, and that this plurality is not accidental.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plurality, such as: advantage, bulk, lead, majority, mass, and multiplicity.

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