Plural

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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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Plural Sample Sentences in News


  • LDS Church releases essays on plural marriage
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have recently released essays that many say show the church's willingness to open up about difficult topics. Read more on this news related to 'Plural'
  • Seares: Budget errata: errors or wishes?
    SINCE when has "errata" in the congressional budget raised such a tempest? "Errata" (plural for "erratum" or error in a book or publication) is usually no big deal in the House of Representatives where the budget originates. Read more on this news related to 'Plural'
  • The Word Guy: A zoo of zero-plural questions have no easy antlers
    Question: I drive a school bus, and this morning one of my seventh-graders said to me, “Monte, did you see those deers on the side ... Read more on this news related to 'Plural'

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