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general electionnoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​election in which the ​peopleliving in a ​countryvote to ​choose the ​government
(Definition of general election from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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general electionnoun [C]

a ​national or ​state election, not a ​local one
(Definition of general election from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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general electionnoun [C]

uk   us   POLITICS, GOVERNMENT
an ​election in which all the ​voters in a country ​elect the ​government: With a ​generalelection likely next ​year, the necessary ​legislation may not be ​tabled for more than 12 months.
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(Definition of general election from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “general election”
in Arabic انْتِخابات عامّة…
in Korean 총선…
in Portuguese eleições gerais…
in Catalan eleccions generals…
in Japanese 総選挙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 普选, 大选…
in Turkish genel seçim…
in Russian всеобщие выборы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 普選, 大選…
in Italian elezioni generali…
in Polish wybory powszechne…
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