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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.

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

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]
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
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.
References in periodicals archive ?
A policy of multiculturalism usually aims to reduce fear of cultural difference, as well as the inequality, exclusion and disadvantage that are often experienced by cultural minorities in subtle yet significant ways.
According to the Herald Sun, Bowles stressed that Australia's model of multiculturalism was the best in the world and something all its citizens could be proud of.
TEL AVIV: Last month, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles described multiculturalism as the "politics of division".
Multiculturalism has constituted an important area of scholarship in communication studies (in the Western academy) in the last two decades.
Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and Member of Parliament (Halifax), announced today that the Government of Canada is investing an additional $5.5 million in the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program.
"There are tendencies in a number of European countries to deviate from the ideas of the multiculturalism. Azerbaijan has always emphasized the importance of the ideas of multiculturalism."
In 2010, the leaders of Germany, Britain, and France each declared that multiculturalism had failed in their countries.
Regardless of the differences in views among theoreticians on the definition of the model of multiculturalism, a consensus has been reached on the fact that the elements of this model and its implications are dependent upon the particular social and political context.
To accommodate these migrants and to avoid racial tensions, the policy of multiculturalism was designed and adopted.
Rita Chin; THE CRISIS OF MULTICULTURALISM IN EUROPE; Princeton University Press (Nonfiction: History) 35.00 ISBN: 9780691164267
Synopsis: Multiculturalism has long been linked to calls for tolerance of cultural diversity, but today many observers are subjecting the concept to close scrutiny.
Multiculturalism is a state policy of Azerbaijan and it has become a way of life of the republic ensuring mutual understanding and respect for all identities.

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