Definition of proportional representation in English:

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proportional representation

(abbreviation PR)


An electoral system in which parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them.
Example sentences
  • The only solution that will solve all the list problems is to switch to the single transferable vote system of proportional representation.
  • Unionists clarified the electoral system by abolishing proportional representation in 1929.
  • Such a slate is required under the country's electoral system of proportional representation.

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Syllabification: pro·por·tion·al rep·re·sen·ta·tion

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