noun elec·tion \i-ˈlek-shən\

: the act or process of choosing someone for a public office by voting

: the fact of being elected

Full Definition of ELECTION

a :  an act or process of electing <the election of a new governor>
b :  the fact of being elected <her election to the Senate>
:  predestination to eternal life
:  the right, power, or privilege of making a choice

Examples of ELECTION

  1. He's favored to win the election.
  2. The scandal may affect his chances for election.
  3. Her election to the Senate was a surprise to many.

First Known Use of ELECTION

13th century
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noun elec·tion \i-ˈlek-shən\

Definition of ELECTION for Kids

:  an act of choosing or the fact of being chosen especially by vote
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