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proportional representation

noun

: a system in which the number of seats held by members of a political party in a legislature (such as a parliament) is determined by the number of votes its candidates receive in an election

Full Definition of PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

:  an electoral system designed to represent in a legislative body each political group or party in proportion to its actual voting strength in the electorate
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First Known Use of PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

1870

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