appointment, choice, choosing, decision, determination, judgment, preference, selection, vote, voting
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election ( 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.
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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