Definition of general election in English:

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general election


1A regular election of candidates for office, as opposed to a primary election.
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  • Presidential general elections and primary elections need not be an instantaneous public interest poll.
  • It has superintended two general elections, two municipal elections and numerous by-elections.
  • It was a first for pictures to be placed on the ballot papers in a general election.
1.1A regular election for statewide or national offices.

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Syllabification: gen·er·al e·lec·tion

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