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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.
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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
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(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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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
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[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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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).
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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.

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