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English definition of “election”

election

noun     /ɪˈlekʃən/
[C or U] a time when people vote to choose someone for an official job: have/hold an election By the time of the annual meeting we will be ready to hold elections for the new executive board. lose/win an electionelection as sth These are the nominees for election as director.stand/run for election (to sth) She has decided that she will run for election to the Advisory Committee.
[S] the fact of being chosen for an official job by people voting for you: election as sth She embarked on a series of sweeping changes to the company after her election as director.
(Definition of election noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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