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Synonyms for plurality

the state of being plural

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(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)

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Micromet AG (Munich, Germany) has patented a (poly)peptide construct consisting of at least two domains of at least two pluralities of domains wherein one of said domains or pluralities of domains comprises a de-immunized autoreactive antigen or (a) fragment(s) thereof specifically recognized by the Ig receptors of an autoreactive B-cells and wherein a/the further domain or plurality of domains comprises an effector molecule capable of interacting with and/or of activating NK-cells, T-cells, macrophages, monocytes and/or granulocytes.
See Saul Levmore, Ruling Majorities and Reasoning Pluralities, 3 THEORETICAL INQUIRIES L.
The radical pluralists see little limitation on how the world can be carved up and insist that the existing pluralities are not resolvable.
of Auckland, New Zealand), these efforts have largely addressed pluralities based on ethical views, interest groups, or minority national cultures, neglecting the extremely important question of identity group membership.
By now the story of the election contest in Florida in 2000 is well known, but most of the popular commentary on the election almost ignored other states in which razor-thin pluralities were critical to the electoral-vote margin.