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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 area decide on an important question
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referendumnoun [C]

uk   /ˌref.əˈren.dəm/ 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 their opinion about or decide an important political or social question: Is it more democratic to hold a referendum, rather than let the government alone decide?

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