pluralization

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pluralization the act of pluralizing or attributing plurality to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lice is the plural of louse.
    • n Pluralization The act of pluralizing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word 'news' did not come about because it was the plural of 'new.' It came from the first letters of the words North, East, West and South. This was because information was being gathered from all different directions.
    • n pluralization The act of pluralizing; the attribution of plurality to a person or thing. Also spelled pluralisation.
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Quotations

  • Jimmy Breslin
    Jimmy Breslin
    “Media, the plural of mediocrity.”

Usage

In literature:

There is only one absolute Unity really existing, and existing without plurality.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
There will not be plurality of wives, but each husband will have his own wife.
"Secret Enemies of True Republicanism" by Andrew B. Smolnikar
In other writers the plural is regular, the singular exceptional, as in Sall.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
In the senses in which we use a or an in the singular, we speak in the plural without an article; as these are good books.
"A Grammar of the English Tongue" by Samuel Johnson
But as bond after bond has burst, this last, strongest and tightest one of plurality of wives is beginning to snap asunder.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
This kind of pluralism is of course fundamentally incompatible with the presuppositions of my paper.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
All apparent plurality is due to illusion.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
In most of the states, persons are elected by a plurality of votes.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
His popular vote was a plurality.
"American Eloquence, Volume II. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
He had been reelected to Congress by a plurality of over 1700 votes over his Whig opponent.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
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In poetry:

The Sheep adorns the landscape rural
And is both singular and plural—
It gives grammarians the creeps
To hear one say, "A flock of sheeps."
"The Sheep" by Ellis Parker Butler
World is crazier and more of it than we think,
Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion
A tangerine and spit the pips and feel
The drunkenness of things being various.
"Snow" by Louis MacNeice

In news:

The culprit is MRL, usually referred to in the plural MRLs.
Surveys find Romney winning plurality on right.
Advances in plural-component coatings have improved the systems' performance but changed the game for applicators.
Watch First Person Plural Online.
First Person Plural is no longer available on the POV website.
First Person Plural Original Site.
People are asked to show up between 8 and 9 pm to buy luminaries (sometimes called "luminaria" in plural) and write their prayer(s) on them.
A new accord on free elections and political pluralism has given the opposition in NIcaragua unaccustomed power and responsibility.
The menisci (plural) also provide some stability within the knee, acting like bumpers.
On fracking, robots, gun laws, the music industry, education, Milton Friedman , plurals, academic publishing, Kim Jong Un's wife.
The inflammatory word pops up throughout Nas' rap lyrics, sometimes written in the plural with a "z" on the end.
You Are Plural at Arlene Francis Center.
It's a puzzle game that strings together its setups with a tongue-in-cheek narrative, written in the first-person plural.
ALBANY—A new poll by Quinnipiac unsurprisingly finds a large plurality of New Yorkers disgusted with the state of their government, but now over half seem ready to vote out their own legislator.
In polls, a plurality agrees that abortion should be generally available.
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In science:

The paper by Grothendieck and Verdier which coined the term is in French, where the plural is again topos ; this seems to tell against the Greek plural.
Set theory for category theory
A generalization of Poisson–Lie T-duality named Poisson-Lie T-plurality - is based on the non-uniqueness of the decomposition of the Drinfeld double.
Quantum equivalence in Poisson-Lie T-duality
In this case we have plural ISDEs representing the same diffusion (see Theorems 2.1 and 2.2).
Infinite-dimensional stochastic differential equations related to random matrices
Plural (or multiple-conclusion) cuts are inferences made by applying a structural rule introduced by Gentzen for his sequent formulation of classical logic.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
As singular (single-conclusion) cuts yield trees, which underlie ordinary natural deduction derivations, so plural cuts yield graphs of a more complicated kind, related to trees, which this paper defines.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
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