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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.


(Sociology) consisting of, relating to, or designed for the cultures of several different races


(ˌmʌl tiˈkʌl tʃər əl, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

of or pertaining to multiculturalism: a multicultural curriculum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.multicultural - of or relating to or including several cultures; "a multicultural event"


[ˌmʌltɪˈkʌltʃərəl] ADJmulticultural


multi-cultural [ˌmʌltiˈkʌltʃərəl] adj [society] → multiculturel(le)
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Multiculturalists can momentarily cross ethnic boundaries and return whole.

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