a process whereby people vote for a person or party to fill a positionPoland's first fully free elections for more than fifty years
They took a vote and decided not to do it.
In 1945, Churchill was defeated at the polls.
The result of the ballot will not be known for two weeks.
a referendum on independence
the introduction of universal franchise
The future of the country should be decided by plebiscite.
show of hands
the gaining of political power or taking up of a position in an organization as a result of being voted forthe election of the Labour government in 1964
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody – Nods and Becks]
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in the sense of ballot
the practice of selecting a representative or course of action by votingThe result of the ballot will not be known for two weeks.
in the sense of choice
a person or thing chosen or that may be chosenHis choice of words made Rajiv angry.
Video: pronunciation of 'election'
election 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
Life on the edge