multiculturalism[mul′tē kul′c̸hər əl iz′əm]
- Multiculturalism is the practice of giving equal attention to many different backgrounds in a particular setting.
An example of multiculturalism is an honors classroom with students from several different countries and who speak different languages.
the policy or practice of giving equal attention or representation to the cultural needs and contributions of all the groups in a society: special emphasis may be given to minority groups underrepresented in the past, as through bilingual education
(countable and uncountable, plural multiculturalisms)
From multi- +"Ž cultural +"Ž -ism.