general election Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “general election” in the English Dictionary

"general election" in American English

See all translations

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)

"general election" in Business English

See all translations

general electionnoun [C]

uk   us   POLITICS, GOVERNMENT
an election in which all the voters in a country elect the government: With a general election likely next year, the necessary legislation may not be tabled for more than 12 months.
Compare
(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…
What is the pronunciation of general election?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More