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referendumnoun [C]

 us   /ˌref·əˈren·dəm/ (plural referendums or referenda  /ˌref·əˈren·də/ )
a ​vote in which all the ​people in a ​country or an ​areadecide on an ​importantquestion
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referendumnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌref.əˈren.dəm/ (plural referendums or formal referenda ) (formal plebiscite) formal
C2 a ​vote in which all the ​people in a ​country or an ​area are ​asked to give ​theiropinion about or ​decide an ​importantpolitical or ​socialquestion: Is it more ​democratic to hold a referendum, ​rather than ​let the ​governmentalonedecide?

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