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  1. e·lec·tion
    IPA[əˈlekSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a formal and organized choice by vote of a person for a political office or other position:

      the 1860 presidential election an election year
      Synonym : ballot, vote, poll, referendum, plebiscite, general election, local election, popular vote, straw vote/poll, show of hands, voting (in), choosing, picking, selection, choice, appointment
    • 2. the action of electing or the fact of being elected:

      his election to the House of Representatives she ran for election in 2013
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: election, plural noun: elections

    • noun

      a formal and organized choice by vote of a person for a political office or other position:

      the action of electing or the fact of being elected:

    • noun

      a regular election of candidates for office, as opposed to a primary election.

      a regular election for statewide or national offices.

    • noun

      the day on which an election is held.

      (in the US) the day on which elections for national public office are held, occurring annually on the first Tuesday after 1 November.

    • noun

      an election held in a single political constituency to fill a vacancy arising during a government's term of office.
    • noun

      the election of someone to a further term of office:
    • adjective

      occurring or existing in the time leading up to an election:
    • noun

      the day on which an election is held; polling day:

      (in the US) the day on which elections for national public office are held, occurring annually on the first Tuesday after 1 November.

    • adjective

      occurring or existing in the time leading up to an election:
    • noun

      the election of someone to a further term of office:
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