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e pluribus unum

[e ploo-ri-boo s oo-noo m; English ee ploo r-uh-buh s yoo-nuh m] /ɛ ˈplu rɪˌbʊs ˈu nʊm; English ˈi ˈplʊər ə bəs ˈyu nəm/
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1.
out of many, one (motto of the U.S.).
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e pluribus unum

/eɪ ˈplʊərɪbʊs ˈuːnʊm/
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1.
one out of many: the motto of the USA
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one out of many, the motto on American coinage

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E pluribus unum [(ee ploor-uh-buhs yooh-nuhm, ooh-nuhm)]

A motto of the United States; Latin for “Out of many, one.” It refers to the Union formed by the separate states. E pluribus unum was adopted as a national motto in 1776 and is now found on the Great Seal of the United States and on United States currency.

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