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election Syllabification: e·lec·tion
Pronunciation: /əˈlekSH(ə)n/

Definition of election in English:


1A formal and organized process of electing or being elected, especially of members of a political body: the 1860 presidential election [as modifier]: an election year the first of his family to run for election
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  • He won last year's election campaigning on values: border protection, national security, and social order.
  • With a federal election looming, a new organisation says they are tackling the heart of youth voter apathy.
  • The party has been unable to make substantial gains in rural seats in western Canada in recent elections.
ballot, vote, popular vote, ballot box;
1.1The act or an instance of electing: his election to the House of Representatives
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  • That same year he gained election to a fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge.
  • Among the honours which Mansion received was election to the Royal Academy of Belgium.
  • Among his many foreign honours was election to the Académie des Sciences of Paris.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin electio(n-), from eligere 'pick out' (see elect).

Words that rhyme with election

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