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English definition of “poll”

poll

noun     /pəʊl/ US  /poʊl/
[C] a study in which people are asked for their opinions about a subject or person: We're carrying out/conducting a poll to find out what people think about abortion. The latest opinion poll puts the Democrats in the lead.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning the polls [plural] the places where people vote in a political election: The TV stations agreed not to announce the projected winner until after the polls closed.Elections go to the polls to vote: The country will go to the polls on 13 September.Elections
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