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proportional representationnoun [U]

uk   /prəˌpɔː.ʃən.əl rep.rɪ.zenˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /prəˌpɔːr.ʃən.əl rep.rɪ.zenˈteɪ.ʃən/ (abbreviation PR)
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proportional representationnoun [U]

uk   us   ( abbreviation PR) POLITICS
a ​politicalsystem in which ​parties are ​represented in ​parliament according to the ​number of ​people who ​voted for them: Romania ​elects its ​parliament by ​proportionalrepresentation.
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