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English definition of “election”

election

noun [C or U]     /ɪˈlek.ʃən/
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. → See also by-election, general electionElections
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