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v. plu·ral·ized, plu·ral·iz·ing, plu·ral·iz·es
1. To make plural.
2. Grammar To express in the plural.
1. To become plural.
2. Ecclesiastical To hold more than one position or benefice at one time.

plu′ral·i·za′tion (plo͝or′ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.pluralization - the act of pluralizing or attributing plurality to
inflection, inflexion - a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function
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On the one hand, the democratization and pluralization of medical knowledge might contribute to new bonds between professionals and healthcare users based on partnerships and shared decision making.
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The road to EU membership may be seen as problematic in terms of the liberalization of the economic regime it imposes, but from a political angle it has undoubtedly supported those who are in favor of a pluralization of Turkish society and a stricter separation between the military and politics.