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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: plurel, from Latin pluralis, from plus; PLUS1

plural

2 adjective
     
Related topics: Grammar
plural2
1SLG a plural word or form shows you are talking about more than one thing, person etc. For example 'we' is a plural pronoun
2 formal a plural society, system, or culture is one with people from many different religions, races etc:
Britain has developed into a plural society.

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