Complete Definition of "election"

see|élection
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Pronunciation
w:AHD|AHD: ĭ-lĕk'shən
w:IPA|IPA: /ɪˈlekʃ(ə)n/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /I"lekS(@)n/

Etymology
From AF. eleccioun, from L. electionem (verb: eligere).

Noun
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en-noun

  1. A process of choosing a new leader for a country where all eligible people cast a ballot to choose a leader or decide an issue. The majority rules and the new leader is the one who has the most votes. There are variants, such as the electoral college system of the United States, but the popular vote usually decides the victor.

::The parliamentary elections will be held in March.

Translations

Arabic: ARchar|إنْتِخاب m (intikhab)
Chinese: 竞选 (jìng xuǎn)
Danish: t-|da|valg|n
Dutch: t+|nl|verkiezing|f
Esperanto: t-|eo|elekto|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: vaali, vaalit (elections)
French: t+|fr|élection|f
German: t+|de|Wahl|f
Greek: t|el|εκλογή|f|sc=Grek (eklogí)
Gujarati: ચૂંટણી
Hungarian: választás
Italian: t+|it|elezione|f
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Kurdish: KUchar|هه‌ڵبژاردن
Malayalam: തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ് (thiranjetuppu)
Swedish: t+|sv|val|n

Adjective
election (no compar or superl)

  1. Pertaining to an election or elections generally.

Translations

Italian: t+|it|elettorale
mid
Swedish: val-

Related terms
by-election
elect
electoral
electioneer
electioneering
general election

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