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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
There was no female suffrage, and no plural vote.
"India, Old and New" by Sir Valentine Chirol
He answered in the plural, you observe; my lady had put the question in the singular.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He was plural by place and tribe and function.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
The people are spoken of in the plural as the clans who followed the chiefs to battle.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
The completed count gave him 188,505 plurality.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
And, now that he thought of it, Angus had consistently used the royal first-person plural.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Cleveland had 4,911,000, a plurality of 62,000 over Blaine.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Royal Academy of Arts (plural) is nonsense; it is, as you say, a Royal Academy of oil.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The peculiarity of the conception is brought out by the use of the plural.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The States of the Old Northwest gave to McKinley a plurality of over 367,000 out of a total vote of about 3,734,000.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
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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
As trees underlie multicategories, so the graphs of plural cuts underlie polycategories.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
The graphs of plural cuts are interesting in particular when the plural cuts are appropriate for sequent systems without the structural rule of permutation, and the main body of the paper deals with that matter.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
A sequent Γ ⊢ ∆ is singular when the collection of formulae ∆ cannot have more than one member, and singular cut is obtained from Gentzen’s plural cut by assuming that Θ is empty and that Λ cannot have more than one member.
Graphs of Plural Cuts
We also show the reverse implication for ρ ≥ − 1 q−1, implying that the Plurality is Stablest conjecture is equivalent to the SSC for ρ in this range.
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
Theorem 1.10 states that under SSC, the maximal amount of correlation is obtained for the plurality function if ρ ≥ 0.
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
In Appendix A.3 we consider one such problem that is known to be related to Plurality is Stablest.
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
Moreover, by Theorem 1.10 and 1.11 it is (for ρ ∈ [− 1 q−1, 1]) equivalent to the Plurality is Stablest conjecture which is a natural extension of the Ma jority is Stablest theorem.
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
In Section 7 we show that the Plurality is Stablest Conjecture follows from the SSC - and essentially is equivalent to the SSC.
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
Here we show that Conjecture 1.4 implies the Plurality is stablest conjecture (Theorem 1.10).
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
The second author would like to acknowledge Subhash Khot, Guy Kindler and Ryan O’Donnell for the introduction of the problem of Plurality is Stablest.
Maximally Stable Gaussian Partitions with Discrete Applications
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