Election - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word election
Brit.  |ɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word election

noun

- a vote to select the winner of a position or political office

the results of the election will be announced tonight

- the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice

her election of medicine as a profession

- the status or fact of being elected

they celebrated his election

- the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)

Examples

He's favored to win the election.

The scandal may affect his chances for election.

Her election to the Senate was a surprise to many.

The Labour Party won the 2001 election by a huge majority.

Elections will be held on 14 February.

He will be fighting local elections next May.

The next presidential election is due in two years.

She was one of the first women to stand for election to parliament.

Within three months of his election he was forced to resign.

the results of the election will be announced tonight

her election of medicine as a profession

She won the election, becoming the first woman to be President of the nation.

Winning the election appears unlikely at this point.

He won the election and will take office at the beginning of the year.

How does the election process work?

Word forms

noun
singular: election
plural: elections
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