- (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: ĭ-lĕk'shən, IPA(key): /ɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/
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- (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /əˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/
- Hyphenation: elect‧ion
- Rhymes: -ɛkʃən
- A process of choosing a leader, members of parliament, councillors, or other representatives by popular vote.
- The parliamentary election(s) will be held in March.
- How did you vote in (UK also: at) the last election?
- 2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds”, in New York Times:
- That brief moment after the election four years ago, when many Americans thought Mr. Obama’s election would presage a new, less fractious political era, now seems very much a thing of the past.
- The choice of a leader or representative by popular vote.
- The election of John Smith was due to his broad appeal.
- An option that is selected.
- W-4 election
- (archaic) Any conscious choice.
- 1830, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Notes on The Pilgrim's Progress:
- The predestinative force of a free agent's own will in certain absolute acts, determinations, or elections, and in respect of which acts it is one either with the divine or the devilish will; and if the former, the conclusions to be drawn from God's goodness, faithfulness, and spiritual presence; these supply grounds of argument of a very different character […]
- (theology) In Calvinism, God's predestination of saints including all of the elect.
- (obsolete) Those who are elected.
- (theology): chosenness
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process of choosing a new leader or representatives by popular vote
choice of a leader or representatives
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Middle French edit
election f (plural elections)