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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An act of dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage v. - Divide unfairly and to one's advantage.

Usage examples (33)
  • The term gerrymander comes from a political cartoon.
  • Within no time, the word gerrymander had become a verb, meaning, "to shape a district to gain political advantage."
  • The police power has often been misused for such purposes; the gerrymander is another clever method of manipulating the results of elections.
  • It's almost like a gerrymander, which is a way of carefully defining different media niches that didn't exist as readily even just one or two presidential cycles ago. for more
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