abstention meaning

EN[əbˈstɛn.ʃn̩] [æbˈstɛn.ʃn̩] [æbˈstɛn.t͡ʃn̩] [əbˈstɛn.t͡ʃn̩]
  • Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote (on election day) or, in parliamentary procedure, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot.
  • An abstention may be used to indicate the voting individual's ambivalence about the measure, or mild disapproval that does not rise to the level of active opposition.
  • Abstentions do not count in tallying the vote negatively or positively; when members abstain, they are in effect attending only to contribute to a quorum. White votes, however, may be counted in the total of votes, depending on the legislation.
FR abstention
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
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    1. fr abstention
    2. en abstentions
    3. fr abstentions
    4. en abstentionist
    5. en abstentionism
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    Meaning of abstention for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "abstention" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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