plurality : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n 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
- n a large indefinite number
a plurality of religions
- n (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)
- By contrast, Mecham squeaked into office with only 344,000 votes, a 40% plurality in a three-way race that split the Democratic vote.
- A slight plurality, 39%-36%, believe Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign.
- There was some good news for the economy 58 percent feel economic conditions are "fairly good," and a plurality of 43 percent thought things would get even better in the next .
News & Articles
- Name Debated for Unnamed Park in Downtown Davenport
A plurality of residents like the name Market Square, but commissioners aren't ready to commit to that name for the unnamed downtown park on Bay Street.
June 13, 2013 - The Lakeland Ledger
- Poll: Murders make community feel unsafe
It was a close vote, but a plurality of respondents to our latest online poll said the most recent murder in Mankato has had an impact on their sense of safety.
June 12, 2013 - Mankato Free Press
- N.J. among most online-connected states
The Census Bureau says a plurality of Americans access the Internet from multiple devices. The second-most-common position on its connectivity spectrum was the 15.9 percent who didn't use a computer or the Internet at all.
June 10, 2013 - Philly.com
- Walter Salles in International Herald Tribune
Preserving films is preserving cultural identity,said Brazil's Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries"), a board member. "We're talking here about preserving diversity and plurality, and the possibility to know one each other better."
- Barack Obama in Washington Post
I heard this when I was running for the US Senate,said Obama. "Illinois is 12 percent African-American, it's not a majority African-American state or even a substantial plurality African-American state."
- Anthony Kennedy in Washington Post
Parts of the opinion by the Chief Justice imply an all-too-unyielding insistence that race cannot be a factor in instances when, in my view, it may be taken into account,Kennedy wrote. "The plurality opinion is too dismissive of the...