What does election mean?

Definitions for election
ɪˈlɛk ʃənelec·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word election.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. electionnoun

    a vote to select the winner of a position or political office

    "the results of the election will be announced tonight"

  2. electionnoun

    the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice

    "her election of medicine as a profession"

  3. electionnoun

    the status or fact of being elected

    "they celebrated his election"

  4. electionnoun

    the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)

Wiktionary

  1. electionnoun

    A process of choosing a leader, members of parliament, councillors or other representatives by popular vote.

    The parliamentary elections will be held in March.

    Etymology: From eleccioun, from election-, stem of electio, from eligo.

  2. electionnoun

    The choice of a leader or representative by popular vote.

    The election of John Smith was due to his broad appeal.

    Etymology: From eleccioun, from election-, stem of electio, from eligo.

  3. electionnoun

    Any conscious choice.

    Etymology: From eleccioun, from election-, stem of electio, from eligo.

  4. electionnoun

    In Calvinism, God's predestination of saints including all of the elect.

    Etymology: From eleccioun, from election-, stem of electio, from eligo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electionadjective

    the act of choosing; choice; selection

    Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]

  2. Electionadjective

    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

    Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]

  3. Electionadjective

    power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act

    Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]

  4. Electionadjective

    discriminating choice; discernment

    Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]

  5. Electionadjective

    divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism

    Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]

  6. Electionadjective

    the choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other

    Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]

  7. Electionadjective

    those who are elected

    Etymology: [F. lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See Elect, a.]

Freebase

  1. Election

    An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations. The universal use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens. As the Elections were considered an oligarchic institution and most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment, by which officeholders were chosen by lot. Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place, or improving the fairness or effectiveness of existing systems. Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections. To elect means "to choose or make a decision" and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are referred to as elections, especially in the United States.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ELECTION

    A periodical picnic for the American People. Held in booths, where the Voter puts in his ballot, and The Machine elects whatever it chooses. A day when the lowliest may make their mark and even beggars may ride; when the Glad Mit gets promiscuous and everything is full--particularly the lodging-houses.

Editors Contribution

  1. election

    To use a form of proportional representation voting system to elect a candidate for a specific political job description, person specification, role, responsibilities and purpose with accurate and specific principles and rules created in legislation.

    There are political elections in countries around the world every year.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'election' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1024

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'election' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1653

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'election' in Nouns Frequency: #253

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of election in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of election in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of election in a Sentence

  1. Lanhee Chen:

    It's very hard to see someone who takes the positions Trump has being really electable in a general election context, so I think that particularly that for [Florida Sen. Marco] Rubio and Jeb Bush, doing what they are doing is certainly a reasonable and thoughtful way to approach it.

  2. Steven Fielding:

    If you look at it rationally, none of the two main parties would want to win the next election, it is more than a double-edged sword.

  3. Van Pelt:

    We are concerned about the never-ending narrative about 'electability' that seems to indicate that a candidate must be white and male to win, this notion has been knocked down repeatedly with the election of Barack Obama and, despite Russian interference and pervasive sexism, Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote in 2016.

  4. Joanna McClinton:

    There are state lawmakers who have been co-conspirators in these lies, in questioning the outcome of the election, trump lost, and our local lawmakers in Wisconsin Capitol have not been telling that truth. And as a result, maybe they didn't send anybody to DC on a bus. Maybe only a few of them were down there that we saw on social media, but they're complicit in this terror.

  5. Danny Danon:

    Based on the results we see now, Prime Minister Netanyahu has won the election. I congratulate the prime minister, we shall work together as a united party for victory in the coming elections.

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