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Plural Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
  • grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units

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  • the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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Plural Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The quantitatory descriptor plural is the form of a noun that serves to indicate that the quantity of that noun is larger than one.

The quantitatory descriptor singular is the form of a noun that serves to indicate that the quantity of that noun is one, that the noun is a unit.

In some languages, a suffix (word ending) is added to a word to show that the word means two or more than two. In the English language, the suffix_ -s is used to indicate that a noun has been inflexed into its plural form. Here is an example_ cat is a singular noun, but cats is a plural noun.

All European languages have plural forms. In such languages as Arabic, ancient Hebrew and Inuktitut, there are dual plural forms. In other languages, there are such quantitatory descriptors as



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* The plural of anecdote is data. - Ben J. Wattenberg


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    ‘Youth will develop plural society’ The former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said the average age of the Indian citizen is expected to become 29 years by 2025 an... Read more on this news related to 'Plural'
  • Higher ed in crisis? Make that plural, says veteran observer
    On a campus visit, Goldie Blumenstyk, a longtime reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education , discussed the perils and promise of colleges and universities with Carol Christ, director of Berkeley's Center for the Study of Higher Education. Read more on this news related to 'Plural'
  • 'Autisms' a more appropriate term than 'autism,' geneticists say
    By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) – There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term, autism, is misleading, researchers say. “We believe a better term to use is ‘the autisms,’ or ‘the autism spectrum disorders’ (that is, plural),” Dr. Stephen W. Scherer told Reuters Health by email. In other words, autism is more of a Read more on this news related to 'Plural'

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