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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.
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
mul•ti•cul•tur•al•ism(ˌmʌl tiˈkʌl tʃər əˌlɪz əm, ˌmʌl taɪ-)
the existence, recognition, or preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society.
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|Noun||1.||multiculturalism - 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