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Noun: multiculturalism  ,múl,tI'kúl-ch(u-)ru,li-zum or ,múl-tee'kúl-ch(u-)ru,li-zum [N. Amer], ,múl-tee'kúl-ch(u-)ru,li-zum [Brit]
  1. The doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country

Derived forms: multiculturalisms

Type of: doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought

Antonym: nationalism

Encyclopedia: Multiculturalism