Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Referendum"

The meaning of "Referendum" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does The referendum was quintessential to the country's demise. mean?
Q: What does referendum mean?
A: basically an election system.

Synonyms of "Referendum" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between referendum and plebiscite ?
A: yeah, the only time i can remember ever coming across the word 'plebiscite' was in reference to ancient roman empire and Civics class in high school (civics is our classes in the US for learning about government, political systems, and our constitution which was heavily influenced by the ancient roman senate). Outside of those specific discussions it is unlikely you come across plebiscite over referendum. In fact...I suspect if i went out and started asking people around town 'what does plebiscite mean?' I would get a lot of very confused answers and stares. Probably even some wondering if I made the word up. :)

Translations of "Referendum"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? referendum
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? referendum
A: Referendum is the way you say that specific word. Perhaps you are asking for the meaning? It's a general vote by the electorate on a single political question that has been referred to them for a direct decision.

I hope this helps.

Other questions about "Referendum"

Q: Although referendums are simple and direct methods of democracy, they often do not work well or sometimes even bring about dander to society for the following three reasons.

First, even though issues questioned in referendums may often involve complex considerations, they become oversimplified as a result of the need to have a simple question and the campaign may not bring out the complexities. Most important social issues should have more options than just the Yes/No question that a referendum generally asks.

Second, there are no clear criteria as to when a referendum should be held. Therefore, some referendums could be promised by party leaders because of electoral and party considerations rather than because these are clearly the main issues that the public should decide upon. Also, if referendums become much more frequent and cover other areas, they may lead to paralysis of government.

Finally, referendum may create division within communities, especially if a narrow victory or loss occurs. These divisions take time to heal, if they ever do. The result of referendum is inevitably so clear that anyone can see which is majority and which is minority. In those cases, necessary compromises are hardly made and thus minority’s rights are often ignored.

Due to the points mentioned above, referendums usually do not benefit democracy and fail to keep the community healthy. does this sound natural?
A: Although referendums are simple and direct methods of democracy, they often do not work well or sometimes even bring about danger to society for the following reasons.

First, complex issues become oversimplified in a referendum since they need to be expressed as a simple question, and the campaign may not discuss all the possible outcomes that the public may want. Most important social issues have more facets than the Yes/No question that a referendum generally asks. For example, people in favor of the idea but not the execution may vote No even if they support the idea if executed differently.

Second, there are no clear criteria as to when a referendum should be held. Therefore, some referendums could be promised by party leaders because of electoral and party considerations rather than because these are clearly the main issues that the public should decide upon. Also, if referendums become much more frequent and cover other areas, they may lead to paralysis of the government.

Finally, referendums can create division within communities, especially if a narrow victory or loss occurs. These divisions take time to heal, if they ever do. The result of a referendum is inevitably so clear that anyone can see which is the majority and which is the minority. In those cases, necessary compromises are rarely made and the minority’s rights are often ignored.

Due to the reasons mentioned above, referendums usually do not benefit democracy and fail to keep the community healthy.
Q: The referendum result isn’t true reflection.
There are so many people didn’t know what they were vote. does this sound natural?
A: ​‎The referendum result isn’t a true reflection.
There are so many people who didn’t know what they were voting for.

This is more natural for you to use :)
Q: Wow, the referendum said Britain should leave EU. Are Prime Minister Cameron regretting his manifesto in 2013? Did he think he will be use the result as a plebiscite?

No one can say what will happen next, but now yen becomes so strong!!
I bought US dollars today. does this sound natural?
A: "Wow, the referendum said Britain should leave EU. Is Prime Minister Cameron regretting his manifesto in 2013? Did he think he could use the result as a plebiscite?

No one can say what will happen next, but now the yen is so strong!! I bought US dollars today."

I have only had 2 hours sleep tonight. Very exciting. I'm wide awake. : )
Q: about national referendum of England "remain or leave". I watched broadcast Leave might win on TV. I don't know the detail about economic problems of EU but I'm afraid of these exclusive atmosphere. I worried about fear of rightward trend in England. does this sound natural?
A: "About the national referendum in England "Remain or Leave", I watched a broadcast that says Leave might win on TV. I don't know the details about economic problems of EU but I'm afraid of the divisive atmosphere. I am worried about a rightward trend in England."

Don't worry. : )

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