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Noun: election  i'lek-shun
  1. A vote to select the winner of a position or political office
    "the results of the election will be announced tonight";
    - poll
  2. The act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
    "her election of medicine as a profession"
  3. The status or fact of being elected
    "they celebrated his election"
  4. The predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)

Derived forms: elections

Type of: choice, foreordination, option, pick, position, predestination, predetermination, preordination, selection, status, vote

Encyclopedia: Election, 2012