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It always seemed to me ironic that the McCain campaign kept referring sneeringly to Obama's meager resume - 'a mere community organizer!' - before he entered electoral politics. It was Obama's experience as a community organizer that proved such a killer app when he applied that skill to the Internet.
Tina Brown

Meaning of "electoral" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ELECTORAL

electoral  [ɪˈlɛktərəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ELECTORAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Electoral is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ELECTORAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

electoral

Election

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations. Electronic ballots are used in Brazilian elections. The universal use of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern democracies is in contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens. As the Elections were considered an oligarchic institution and most political offices were filled using sortition, also known as allotment, by which officeholders were chosen by lot. Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place, or improving the fairness or effectiveness of existing systems. Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections.

Definition of electoral in the English dictionary

The definition of electoral in the dictionary is relating to or consisting of electors.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ELECTORAL


bilateral
baɪˈlætərəl
collateral
kɒˈlætərəl
contralateral
ˌkɒntrəˈlætərəl
doctoral
ˈdɒktərəl
dorsolateral
ˌdɔːsəʊˈlætərəl
enteral
ˈentərəl
lateral
ˈlætərəl
literal
ˈlɪtərəl
littoral
ˈlɪtərəl
multilateral
ˌmʌltɪˈlætərəl
parenteral
pæˈrɛntərəl
pastoral
ˈpɑːstərəl
pectoral
ˈpɛktərəl
postdoctoral
pəʊstˈdɒktərəl
predoctoral
priːˈdɒktərəl
protectoral
prəˈtɛktərəl
rectoral
ˈrɛktərəl
sectoral
ˈsektərəl
sphincteral
ˈsfɪŋktərəl
unilateral
ˌjuːnɪˈlætərəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ELECTORAL

electioneer
electioneerer
electioneering
elections judge
elective
elective surgery
electively
elector
electoral boundaries
electoral college
electoral district
electoral map
electoral register
electoral roll
electoral vote
electorally
electorate
electoress
electorial
electorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE ELECTORAL

amoral
Balmoral
choral
circumlittoral
coral
corporal
femoral
floral
immoral
inspectoral
mayoral
midlittoral
moral
oral
postoral
preceptoral
restoral
sublittoral
temporal
unpastoral

Synonyms and antonyms of electoral in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «electoral» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ELECTORAL

Find out the translation of electoral to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of electoral from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «electoral» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

与选举有关的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

electoral
570 millions of speakers

English

electoral
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चुनावी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الانتخابي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

избирательная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

eleitoral
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্বাচনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

électoral
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pilihan raya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wahl-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

選挙の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선거의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pilihan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bầu cử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தேர்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निवडणूक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seçim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elettorale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wyborcza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

виборча
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

electoral
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκλογικού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verkiesings
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vall
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

electoral
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of electoral

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ELECTORAL»

The term «electoral» is very widely used and occupies the 10.141 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ELECTORAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about electoral

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10 QUOTES WITH «ELECTORAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word electoral.
1
Gael Garcia Bernal
Every democracy is constructed day-to-day. And the electoral process reduces and minimalizes every single aspect of human complexity. We're putting it into pamphlets. We're doing a publicity show. We're becoming symbols.
2
Tomas Borge
Our pledge is to hold elections in the year 1985. The form of elections has not yet been determined, but there is a group of representatives of the political parties in Nicaragua who have been traveling around the world studying various electoral alternatives.
3
Barbara Boxer
We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.
4
Stephen Breyer
I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element, a democratic element into the selection of a person who, once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control.
5
Tina Brown
It always seemed to me ironic that the McCain campaign kept referring sneeringly to Obama's meager resume - 'a mere community organizer!' - before he entered electoral politics. It was Obama's experience as a community organizer that proved such a killer app when he applied that skill to the Internet.
6
Ginny Brown-Waite
When given the chance, women have proven they will participate in the electoral process.
7
Peter Camejo
All electoral laws in Europe are more democratic than they are in the United States.
8
Perry Christie
I have just come out of an electoral experience with the people of my country in which I invited them to join me in a partnership for governance.
9
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
10
Robert A. Dahl
Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ELECTORAL»

Discover the use of electoral in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to electoral and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Taming the Electoral College
This book examines the history and weaknesses of the electoral college and proposes reforms that could be made to our electoral process without a constitutional amendment.
Robert William Bennett, 2006
2
Electoral Laws and Their Political Consequences
" a usful volume on the impact of electoral laws...includes a very good bibliography and index...establishes a broader international and interdisciplinary perspective on the methods of representation." - American Political Science Review
Bernard Grofman, Arend Lijphart, 2003
3
Electoral Systems and Democracy
This book compares the experiences of diverse countries, from Latin America to southern Africa, from Uruguay, Japan, and Taiwan to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, 2006
4
Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political Behavior
From Kosovo to Kabul, the last decade witnessed growing interest in ?electoral engineering?
Pippa Norris, 2004
5
Mixed-Member Electoral Systems : The Best of Both Worlds?: ...
This book seeks to evaluate: why these systems have recently appealed to many countries with diverse electoral histories; and how well expectations for these systems have been met.
Matthew Shugart, Martin P. Wattenberg, 2001
6
Democracy and Elections: Electoral Systems and Their ...
This 1983 book analyses the main electoral systems of modern democracies, and places them in their institutional and historical context.
Vernon Bogdanor, David Butler, 1983
7
Voter Turnout and the Dynamics of Electoral Competition in ...
This book shows how voter turnout is an indicator of the health of a democracy.
Mark N. Franklin, 2004
8
Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's ...
This is also the first book that considers not just what happens when political forces succeed in solving the coordination problems inherent in the electoral system they face but also what happens when they fail.
Gary W. Cox, 1997
9
Radical Right: Voters and Parties in the Electoral Market
This book, first published in 2005, expands our understanding of support for radical right parties through presenting an integrated new theory which is then tested systematically using a wealth of cross-national survey evidence covering ...
Pippa Norris, 2005
10
Presidents and assemblies: constitutional design and ...
In this book, the authors systematically assess the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of presidential systems, drawing on recent developments in the theoretical literature about institutional design and electoral rules.
Matthew Soberg Shugart, John M. Carey, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ELECTORAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term electoral is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Starting Point: 2016's Electoral Terrain Looks a Lot Like 2012
There's a long list of factors that ultimately decide elections, from candidates to issues, but the electoral terrain ranks near the top. Looking at ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Clashes erupt at Nicaragua electoral reform protests
The violence erupted in the capital Managua as activists were attending a weekly demo to call for a change in electoral rules they say favours ... «euronews, Jul 15»
3
Capital Journal Daybreak: OPM Data Breach Was Enormous | 2016 …
DANTE CHINNI: 2016's ELECTORAL TERRAIN LOOKS A LOT LIKE 2012. Looking at the 2016 presidential race, three types of counties and ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Electoral officers maintain governorship election credible in Enugu
Enugu - The 17 electoral officers involved in the April 11 governorship election in Enugu State have maintained that it was 'credible, free and ... «News24 Nigeria, Jul 15»
5
Haiti - News : Electoral Zapping...
Opont recalls that the assassination occurred when the electoral advisers are subject to all kinds of threats "They organized our funeral and ... «Haitilibre.com, Jul 15»
6
Concerns aired over electoral plans
The time to have your say on how the country should be carved up for the next election has come to an end. The Electoral Boundaries ... «Cayman 27, Jul 15»
7
LDP OKs Upper House electoral reform plan to narrow vote value gap
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party endorsed on Thursday an electoral reform plan proposed by four opposition parties to reduce disparities in ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
8
Attahiru Jega - Exit of an Upright Electoral Umpire
Professor Attahiru Jega's tenure as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) came to an end last week as the ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
9
Push for electoral reform gaining momentum
That issue is electoral reform. Now, usually people's eyes begin to glaze over when the words 'electoral reform' get mentioned. This is viewed ... «Cape Breton Post, Jul 15»
10
P.E.I. could vote on electoral reform in 2016
The P.E.I. government's white paper on electoral reform will be released Thursday in the legislature, and, according to my sources, will include ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Electoral [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/electoral>. Dec 2019 ».
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