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mul·ti·cul·tur·al

 (mŭl′tē-kŭl′chər-əl, -tī-)
adj.
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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multiculturalism

(ˌmʌltɪˈkʌltʃərəˌlɪzəm)
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
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mul•ti•cul•tur•al•ism

(ˌmʌl tiˈkʌl tʃər əˌlɪz əm, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

n.
the existence, recognition, or preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society.
[1960–65]
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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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Translations

multiculturalism

[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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As a Washington state Indian tribe prepares to revive a whale-hunting tradition, multiculturists and environmentalists fight over whether it's more important to save whales or Indian culture, and a 30-year global trend against killing whales will likely end.
It would be the cruellest of injustices, truly unconscionable, for that history to be ignored or wiped out by ideologically driven multiculturists who want to suppress the truth of the building up of this continent.
It is beginning to dawn on advertisers that the idea of a vast and unassimilated |Hispanic market' is just a myth fostered by professional multiculturists and hucksters," wrote the authors, Christopher Palmeri and Joshua Levine.