HyperDic: democracy

English > 3 senses of the word democracy:
NOUNcognitiondemocracythe political orientation of those who favor / favor government by the people or by their elected representatives / representatives
groupdemocracy, republic, commonwealtha political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
cognitiondemocracy, majority rulethe doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
democracy > pronunciation
Soundsdihmaa'krahsiy
Rhymesabsorbency ... Yangtze: 255 rhymes with siy...
English > democracy: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe political orientation of those who favor / favor government by the people or by their elected representatives / representatives.
Broaderpolitical orientation, ideology, political theoryAn orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Spanishdemocracia
Catalandemocràcia
Adjectivesdemocraticcharacterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy / democracy or social equality
Verbsdemocratizebecome (more) democratic
democratizeintroduce democratic reforms
English > democracy: 3 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
Synonymsrepublic, commonwealth
NarrowerWeimar RepublicThe German republic founded at Weimar in 1919
parliamentary democracyA democracy / democracy having a parliament
Broaderpolitical system, form of governmentThe members of a social organization who are in power
Spanishdemocracia, república
Catalandemocracia, democràcia, república
AdjectivesDemocraticbelong to or relating to the Democratic Party
Verbsdemocratizebecome (more) democratic
democratizeintroduce democratic reforms
English > democracy: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group.
Synonymmajority rule
Broaderdoctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismA belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Adjectivesdemocraticrepresenting or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

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