election noun definition in Elections topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

election

 noun: Elections topic
[uncountable, countable] the process of choosing a person or a group of people for a position, especially a political position, by voting election campaigns/results (especially British English) How many candidates are standing for election? (especially North American English) to run for election to win/lose an election to fight an election to vote in an election In America, presidential elections are held every four years. The prime minister is about to call (= announce) an election.