pluralize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pluralize mark with a grammatical morpheme that indicates plural "How do speakers pluralize nouns in Japanese?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lice is the plural of louse.
    • Pluralize (Eccl) To hold more than one benefice at the same time.
    • Pluralize To make plural by using the plural termination; to attribute plurality to; to express in the plural form.
    • Pluralize To multiply; to make manifold.
    • Pluralize To take a plural; to assume a plural form; as, a noun pluralizes .
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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.
    • pluralize To make plural by using the termination of the plural number; attribute plurality to; express in the plural form.
    • pluralize Eccles., to hold two or more benefices at the same time. Also spelled pluralise.
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Quotations

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

Usage

In literature:

And the plurality of churches at Corinth.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
Abstract nouns are made half abstract by being spoken of in the plural.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
Society according to this concept is merely a sum total of individuals, a plurality which breaks up into its single components.
"Readings on Fascism and National Socialism" by Various
Nouns are of two numbers, the singular and the plural.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
You observe I have said 'some of your friends;' I hope you can justify my plural?
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
That the Sadducees might not assert the plurality of powers in heaven.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
The Singular has seven cases; the Plural only six, the vocative having always the form of the nominative.
"Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations" by Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
There is no noun in the Greek, and the article 'the' is in the plural.
"Hope of the Gospel" by George MacDonald
However, he was reelected, although with a reduced plurality over the preceding election.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
There it is found in the singular and plural form.
"Notes On The Apocalypse" by David Steele
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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:

Plurality now favors overturning death penalty.
Alan Lowenthal, Gary DeLong race tight despite Democratic plurality .
Culture secretary Maria Miller is set to clear Global Radio's estimated £70m takeover of GMG Radio on plurality grounds, despite vigorous campaigning from rival Bauer Media, Media Week can reveal.
Maria Miller to clear Global Radio's GMG deal on plurality grounds.
Real and Smooth Limited has offered to provide more regional and local news in north and mid Wales to prevent its merger with Global Radio from being referred to the Competition Commission on plurality grounds.
Real Radio offers concessions to plurality concerns on Global deal.
A plurality of voters like the Senate.
This morning's poll from the Siena Research Institute contains a bit of a shocker: a plurality of voters surveyed, 46 percent, view the state Senate favorably.
(Host) Commentator John McClaughry offers a civics lesson for the current debate on plurality in Vermont elections.
It comprises a plurality of reinforced webs with opposite surfaces and opposite side edges.
Each of the reinforced webs has a plurality of single webs.
Each single web has a plurality of fiber strands.
Seabiscuit , cultural pluralism and educational uplift.
300 years ago, Pierre Bayle offered a Protestant defense of religious pluralism.
A crotch region supports a plurality of absorbent pads within the garment and front and rear panels comprise a laterally-oriented trapezoidal aperture in one of the front and rear panels.
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In science:

A R Wallace (1904) Man’s place in the universe: a study of the results of scientific research in relation to the unity or plurality of worlds, 4th ed.
Editorial note to "Large number coincidences and the anthropic principle in cosmology"
On the other hand, when the hypothesis consists of plural elements, it is called a composite hypothesis.
Quantum hypothesis testing for quantum Gaussian states: Quantum analogues of chi-square, t and F tests
In this case, the statistics can be calculated from plural statistics obeying the Gaussian distribution.
Quantum hypothesis testing for quantum Gaussian states: Quantum analogues of chi-square, t and F tests
Conversations - pluralism in software engineering. E.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
Terms such as “a Petersen graph” (singular) or “Petersen graphs” (plural) will be used for referring to one or more graphs that are isomorphic to P .
Snarks from a Kaszonyi perspective: a survey
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