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appointment, choice, choosing, decision, determination, judgment, preference, selection, vote, voting  
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  ( elections    plural  )
1       n-var   An election is a process in which people vote to choose a person or group of people to hold an official position.  
...the first fully free elections for more than fifty years..., The final election results will be announced on Friday..., Many residents say they have little or no idea who's standing for election.     
2       n-uncount   The election of a particular person or group of people is their success in winning an election.  
usu with poss  
...the election of the Labour government in 1964., ...his election as president..., The Democrat candidate is the favorite to win election.     

by-election        ( by-elections    plural  ) A by-election is an election that is held to choose a new member of parliament when a member has resigned or died.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
general election        ( general elections    plural  )
1       n-count   In Britain, a general election is an election where everyone votes for people to represent them in Parliament.  
2       n-count   In the United States, a general election is a local, state, or national election where the candidates have been selected by a primary election. Compare primary.  

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