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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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Although multicultural organizations have received increased scholarly attention in the past few years, much of this work focuses on larger organizations rather than the needs of smaller organizations.
George Henderson's (1994) analysis concludes that successful multicultural organizations are able to build trust; "create an open, problem-solving climate"; allow widespread responsibility for decision making and for setting diversity goals; and foster increased "awareness of the diversify `process' and its consequences for organization effectiveness" (p.
Not all camps will address diversity issues in the same way, but th goal of all camp programs can be to strive toward developing multicultural organizations where social oppression does not exist.
Amtrak is a proud supporter and sponsor of several multicultural organizations.
In addition to providing data on the changing demographics of the workplace and the organizational benefits of diversity, these works include definitions of key terms, such as diversity, managing diversity, and multicultural organizations, and provide suggestions for ways organizations can adapt to a diverse work force (see, for example, Cox, 1991; Cox, 1993; Cox & Blake, 1991; Fernandez, 1991; Fine, 1995; Griggs & Louw, 1995; Jackson & Associates, 1992; Jamieson & O'Mara, 1991; Loden & Rosener, 1991; Theiderman, 1991).
CPGI partners comprise a broad range of multicultural organizations and health care provider associations that support the All of Us mission by leading grassroots engagement activities across the country.
It goes without saying that this type of training would also be useful for Canadian-born workers in multicultural organizations; however, a discussion of this topic is beyond the scope of this article.
Cirque du Soleil and Dubai have a lot of commonalities - we are both multicultural organizations. In that sense, it will be great to have one here.
(2011), "Developing Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations," International Journal of Business and Social Science 2(13): 13-20.

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