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Definition of first-past-the-post adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

first-past-the-post

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌfɜːst ˌpɑːst ðə ˈpəʊst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɜːrst ˌpæst ðə ˈpoʊst//
 
[only before noun]
 
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(of a system of elections) in which only the person who gets the most votes is elected compare proportional representation