Definition of election in English:


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  • 1A formal and organized choice by vote of a person for a political office or other position.

    ‘the 1860 presidential election’
    • ‘an election year’
    ballot, vote, poll, referendum, plebiscite, general election, local election, popular vote, straw poll, straw vote, show of hands
    voting, voting in, choosing, picking, selection, choice, appointment
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    1. 1.1mass noun The action of electing or the fact of being elected.
      ‘his election to the House of Representatives’
      • ‘she ran for election in 2013’



/əˈlekSHən/ /əˈlɛkʃən/


Middle English via Old French from Latin electio(n-), from eligere ‘pick out’ (see elect).