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general election

n.
An election involving all or most constituencies of a state or nation in the choice of candidates.
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general election

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an election in which representatives are chosen in all constituencies of a state
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a final election from which successful candidates are sent to a legislative body. Compare primary13
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a national or state election or (in Canada) a federal or provincial election in contrast to a local election
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gen′eral elec′tion


n.
1. a final election of candidates for national, state, or local office, as opposed to a primary.
2. a state or national election, as opposed to a local election.
3. Canadian. an election in which constituents elect members of the House of Commons.
[1710–20, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.general election - a national or state electiongeneral election - a national or state election; candidates are chosen in all constituencies
election - a vote to select the winner of a position or political office; "the results of the election will be announced tonight"
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Translations
إنتخابات عامَّهاِنْتِخَاباتٌ عَامَّة
všeobecné volby
parlamentsvalg
vaalit
opći izbori
általános választásképviselõválasztás
almennar kosningar
総選挙
총선거
všeobecné voľby
splošne volitve
allmänna val
การเลือกตั้งทั่วไป
tổng tuyển cử

general election

nelezioni fpl politiche
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general

(ˈdʒenərəl) adjective
1. of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc. The general feeling is that he is stupid; His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
2. covering a large number of cases. a general rule.
3. without details. I'll just give you a general idea of the plan.
4. (as part of an official title) chief. the Postmaster General.
noun
in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below field marshal. General Smith.
ˈgeneralize, ˈgeneralise verb
1. to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases. He's trying to generalize from only two examples.
2. to talk (about something) in general terms. We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
ˌgeneraliˈzation, ˌgeneraliˈsation noun
ˈgenerally adverb
usually; by most people; on the whole. He is generally disliked; He generally wins.
General Certificate of EducationGCEgeneral election
an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
general practitionerGPgeneral store
a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
as a general rule
usually; in most cases. As a general rule, we don't employ unskilled workers.
in general
usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc). People in general were not very sympathetic; People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public
the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

general election

اِنْتِخَاباتٌ عَامَّة všeobecné volby parlamentsvalg Parlamentswahlen γενικές εκλογές elecciones generales vaalit élections législatives opći izbori elezioni generali 総選挙 총선거 algemene verkiezingen parlamentsvalg wybory powszechne eleição geral всеобщие выборы allmänna val การเลือกตั้งทั่วไป genel seçim tổng tuyển cử 大选
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References in classic literature ?
But with regard to the federal House of Representatives, there is intended to be a general election of members once in two years.
Rumours of London all in a ferment over a General Election had reached them even out here.
Fifteen years ago there was a specially bitter general election. Marshall fought for his party tooth and nail.
This work is very like what men without discernment call politics before a general election. You pick out and discuss, in the company of congenial friends, all the weak points in your opponents' organisation, and unconsciously dwell upon and exaggerate all their mishaps, till it seems to you a miracle that the hated party holds together for an hour.
It is true that from the moment when a general election was over, every returned man who had been raving on hustings because it hadn't been done, and who had been asking the friends of the honourable gentleman in the opposite interest on pain of impeachment to tell him why it hadn't been done, and who had been asserting that it must be done, and who had been pledging himself that it should be done, began to devise, How it was not to be done.
Vincy whether it were only the general election or the end of the world that was coming on, now that George the Fourth was dead, Parliament dissolved, Wellington and Peel generally depreciated and the new King apologetic, was a feeble type of the uncertainties in provincial opinion at that time.
The Prime Minister last night confirmed that he would aim to call a general election if Remainers succeed in blocking a no deal Brexit, leading to the possibility of an October 15 poll if MPs agree.
As of 12 August, Coral makes it 4-11 odds that there will be a general election in 2019, making it the clear favourite for the next year that the UK will go to the polls.
Mr McDonnell said: "Let's make it absolutely clear what we're about - we want a General Election as soon as we can achieve a General Election and I say to Boris Johnson 'bring it on, let's have this General Election'.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister, Shoukat Yousafzai Saturday said holding of general elections in merged districts would change the destiny of tribal people and provide them endless opportunities of prosperity and development.
'In all facets of our duties as Electoral umpires, we are determined to improve on electoral processes in the country, using the lessons we have learnt from the last general election.
Unfortunately, here in Pakistan, the results of general elections are not accepted and the losing party(ies) always put allegations of rigging in the elections, no matter how transparent and genuine the results turn out to be in favour of the winning party.

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