referendum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin referendum (that which ought to be announced), from refero (I announce).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛfəˈɹɛndəm/

Noun[edit]

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referendum (plural referenda or referendums)

  1. (politics) A direct popular vote on a proposed law or constitutional amendment. The adposition on is usually used before the related subject of the vote.
    • In some cases, a referendum on the proposed bond issue must be held.
      - Informational Bulletin by Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, 1975
  2. An action, choice, etc., which is perceived as passing judgment on another matter.
    My father is taking my decision on whether to go to university as a referendum on his performance as a parent, and it's very stressful.

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin referendum.

Noun[edit]

referendum

  1. referendum (in sense: a direct popular vote on a proposed law or constitutional amendment).

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

referendum n

  1. referendum (direct popular vote)

Further reading[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin referendum, the neuter gerundive of referre (to refer).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɛfərɛndɔm/, [ʁɛfəˈʁand̥ɔm]

Noun[edit]

referendum n (singular definite referendummet, plural indefinite referendummer or referenda)

  1. referendum (direct popular vote on a proposed law)

Inflection[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

referendum n (plural referenda or referendums, diminutive referendumpje n)

  1. referendum

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁe.fe.ʁɛ̃.dɔm/, /ʁe.fe.ʁɑ̃.dɔm/

Noun[edit]

referendum m (plural referendums or referenda)

  1. Alternative spelling of référendum

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

referendum m (invariable)

  1. referendum

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Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

referendum m (plural referendums)

  1. referendum

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

referendum

  1. nominative neuter singular of referendus
  2. accusative masculine singular of referendus
  3. accusative neuter singular of referendus
  4. vocative neuter singular of referendus

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin referendum

Noun[edit]

referendum n (definite singular referendumet, indefinite plural referenda or referendumer, definite plural referendaene or referenduma or referendumene)

  1. a referendum

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin referendum

Noun[edit]

referendum n (definite singular referendumet, indefinite plural referendum, definite plural referenduma)

  1. a referendum

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

Noun[edit]

referendum n

  1. referendum

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin referendum, French référendum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

referendum n (plural referendumuri)

  1. referendum

Declension[edit]

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /referěndum/
  • Hyphenation: re‧fe‧ren‧dum

Noun[edit]

referèndum m (Cyrillic spelling реферѐндум)

  1. referendum

Declension[edit]