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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elec·tion /ɪˈlɛkʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lec·tion n.
 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection.
 2. 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.
    Corruption in elections is the great enemy of freedom.   --J. Adams.
 3. Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act. “By his own election led to ill.”
 4. Discriminating choice; discernment. [Obs.]
    To use men with much difference and election is good.   --Bacon.
 5. Theol. Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the “five points” of Calvinism.
    There is a remnant according to the election of grace.   --Rom. xi. 5.
 6. Law The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.
 7. Those who are elected. [Obs.]
    The election hath obtained it.   --Rom. xi. 7.
 To contest an election. See under Contest.
 To make one's election, to choose.
    He has made his election to walk, in the main, in the old paths.   --Fitzed. Hall.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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