Definition of election in English:


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


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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  • The far left has failed to fully build on its vote in the presidential elections.
  • All of which brings us back again to the big issue of why so few people vote in local elections.
  • What you vote for in elections is not more freedom and more democracy but more politicians.
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).

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