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Meaning of “election” in the English Dictionary

"election" in British English

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electionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ɪˈlek.ʃən/
B1 a ​time when ​peoplevote in ​order to ​choose someone for a ​political or ​officialjob: The ​government is ​expected to call an election (= ​allow the ​country to ​vote) very ​soon. Local ​government elections will take ​place in May. The first election ​results have ​started to come in.

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(Definition of election from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"election" in American English

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electionnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɪˈlek·ʃən/
politics & government the ​act or ​occasion of being ​chosen for a ​particularjob, esp. by ​voting: [C] congressional/​presidentialelections [U] His election to the Senate was all but ​assured. [U] Election ​Day is the first ​Tuesday in ​November.
(Definition of election from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"election" in Business English

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electionnoun

uk   us   /ɪˈlekʃən/
[C or U] a ​time when ​peoplevote to choose someone for an ​officialjob: have/hold an election By the ​time of the ​annualmeeting we will be ​ready to ​hold elections for the new ​executiveboard. lose/​win an electionelection as sth These are the ​nominees for election as ​director.stand/run for election (to sth) She has decided that she will ​run for election to the Advisory Committee.
[S] the fact of being chosen for an ​officialjob by ​peoplevoting for you: election as sth She ​embarked on a ​series of ​sweepingchanges to the ​company after her election as ​director.
(Definition of election from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “election”
in Arabic انْتِخاب…
in Korean 선거…
in Portuguese eleição, eleições…
in Catalan eleccions…
in Japanese 選挙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 选举…
in Turkish seçim…
in Russian выборы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 選舉…
in Italian elezione…
in Polish wybory…
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