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election - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'election' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Election [ a.]
- The act of choosing; choice; selection.
- The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor.
- Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.
- Discriminating choice; discernment.
- Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism.
- The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
- Those who are elected.

Meaning of 'election' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . election [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
Example in sentence:
  • her election of medicine as a profession
Meaning (2):
- a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
Example in sentence:
  • the results of the election will be announced tonight
Meaning (3):
- the status or fact of being elected
Example in sentence:
  • they celebrated his election