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 (mŭl′tē-kŭl′chər-əl, -tī-)
1. Of, relating to, or including several cultures.
2. Of or relating to a social or educational theory that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only a mainstream culture.

mul′ti·cul′tur·al·ism n.
mul′ti·cul′tur·al·ist n.


1. (Sociology) the state or condition of being multicultural
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policy of maintaining a diversity of ethnic cultures within a community
ˌmultiˈculturaˌlist adj, n


(ˌmʌl tiˈkʌl tʃər əˌlɪz əm, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

the existence, recognition, or preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.multiculturalism - the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single countrymulticulturalism - the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
nationalism - the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other


[ˌmʌltiˈkʌltʃərəlɪzəm] nmulticulturalisme mmulti-faceted multifaceted [ˌmʌltiˈfæsɪtɪd] adj
He is a multi-faceted performer → C'est un artiste aux multiples talents.
Her job is multi-faceted → Son travail est très varié.
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What started as a small clinic in a basement 28 years ago, with 10 employees serving 200 Latino women fleeing war and poverty, has become a multisite and multicultural organization.
Census in terms of racial and ethnic composition, so we're a multicultural organization as well.
We are a diverse and multicultural organization," says John Sarraf, president of U.
The organization, founded in 1992, is a multicultural organization that builds the leadership and power of young women.
A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience, and draws on Rightshore, its worldwide delivery model.
Immersion through culturally focused community-centered service learning provides the cultural lens by which diversity is experienced, the workings of a successful multicultural organization and individual cross-cultural relationships are examined, and personal cultural identity is explored (Hagan, 2004).
The multicultural organization is characterized by pluralism, full integration of minority-culture members both formally and informally, an absence of prejudice and discrimination, and low levels of inter-group conflict.
But this study needs to expand this notion to Multicultural Organization (MCO), in order to include more kinds of organizations other than corporation or enterprise, and at the same time, any domestic organizations with multicultural publics.
We are proud to be a multicultural organization that provides social, recreational and business services to the entire community.
Guns and my people don't get along well," said Domingo Guyton, a Worcester State alumnus who is adviser to the student multicultural organization Third World Alliance.
Terryl Ross, director of community and diversity for Oregon State University and founder and president of the Multicultural Organization of Students Actively Involved in Change, which promotes diversity at the University of Washington and abroad.
The purpose of that is to build a multicultural organization over the long term.

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