HyperDic: election

English > 4 senses of the word election:
NOUNactelectiona vote to select the winner of a position or political office
actelectionthe act of selecting someone or something
stateelectionthe status or fact of being elected
cognitionelectionthe predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
election > pronunciation
Soundsihleh'kshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > election: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA vote to select the winner of a position or political office.
Example"the results of the election will be announced tonight"
Category ofabsentee ballot(election) a ballot that is cast while absent (usually mailed in prior to election day)
contesteeA winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested
contestersomeone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
majority, absolute majority(elections) more than half of the votes
plurality, relative majority(in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes)
pollThe counting of votes (as in an election)
public servantsomeone who holds a government position (either by election or appointment)
Narrowerby-election, bye-electionA special election between regular elections
general electionA national or state election
primary, primary electionA preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
reelectionelection again
runoffA final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
BroadervoteThe opinion of a group as determined by voting
Spanishelecciones, elección
Catalanelecció
Adjectiveselectoralof or relating to elections
Verbselectselect by a vote for an office or membership
English > election: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice.
Example"her election of medicine as a profession"
Narrowerco-option, co-optationThe selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)
cumulative voteAn election in which each person has as many votes as there are positions to be filled / filled / filled and they can all be cast for one candidate or can be distributed in any manner
Broaderchoice, selection, option, pickThe act of choosing or selecting
Spanishelección, selección
Catalanelecció
Adjectiveselectoralof or relating to elections
English > election: 4 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe status or fact of being elected.
Example"they celebrated his election"
Broaderstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
English > election: 4 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists).
Broaderpredestination, foreordination, preordination, predetermination(theology) being determined in advance

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