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noun election pronunciation in American English /ɪˈlekʃ(ə)n/
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singularelection
pluralelections
  1. [countable] an occasion when people vote for someone to represent them, especially in government
    Only about 20% of the people voted in the local elections.
    hold elections: The new regime is promising to hold free elections as soon as possible.
    election to: Elections to the city council are held in November.
    election for: He won the first national election for president.
    win/lose an election: They have only recently won an election under his leadership.
    contest/fight an election: The parties formed an alliance to contest the 1988 legislative elections.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of electing a person or group of people
      With the election of a new leader, the country became relatively stable.
      election to: a candidate for election to the Council
      election as: His election as President will mean changes in foreign policy.
    2. b.
      [only before noun] relating to an election
      the presidential election campaign
      local election results
      an election victory/defeat

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