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English definition of “election”

election

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈlek.ʃən/ us  
B1 a time when people vote in order to choose someone for a political or official job: 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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