Word forms: pluralities
1. quantifier If there is a plurality of things, a number of them exist. [formal] [+ of] ⇒ Federalism implies a plurality of political authorities, each with its own powers. 2. quantifier If a candidate, political party, or idea has the support of a plurality of people, they have more support than any other candidate, party, or idea. [formal] [+ of] ⇒ The Conservative party retained a plurality of the votes. ⇒ 35% of the population, a plurality, believed that the economic reforms would result in only insignificant change. 3. countable noun A plurality in an election is the number of votes that the winner gets, when this is less than the total number of votes for all the other candidates. [US] ⇒ He only got a plurality on November 3rd, just 49 percent. 4. countable noun A plurality in an election is the difference in the number of votes between the candidate who gets the most votes and the candidate who comes second. [US] ⇒ Franklin had won with a plurality in electoral votes of 449 to 82.
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