two-party
adjective Date: 1923 characterized by two major political parties of comparable strength

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • two-party — that has two main parties …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • two-party system — /tooh pahr tee/, Govt. a political system consisting chiefly of two major parties, more or less equal in strength. [1900 05] * * * ▪ politics       political system in which the electorate gives its votes largely to only two major parties and in… …   Universalium

  • two-party system —    A type of party system in which two large parties dominate all others, so that only they have a chance of obtaining a majority of seats in the legislature and forming a single party government. There will be other parties – some sizeable – but …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • two-party-plus-system — pustrečios partijos sistema statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Partinė sistema, kurioje dėl rinkėjų balsų varžosi 2 reikšmingos partijos, tačiau norint kuriai nors iš jų sudaryti vyriausybę, būtina parama trečios partijos, turinčios koalicinį… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • two-party system — dvipartinė sistema statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Partinė sistema, kurioje dėl teisės sudaryti vyriausybę nuolat varžosi dvi reikšmingos partijos. Gali veikti ir daugiau partijų, tačiau rinkimų sistema riboja kitų partijų potencialą ir… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • two-party preferred vote — noun Politics (in preferential voting) the result after the notional or actual distribution of minor party preferences to the two principal parties …   Australian English dictionary

  • two-party system — /ˌtu pati ˈsɪstəm/ (say .tooh pahtee sistuhm) noun a system of government in which two major political parties, more or less equal in strength, contend for election to power …   Australian English dictionary

  • two-party system — /tooh pahr tee/, Govt. a political system consisting chiefly of two major parties, more or less equal in strength. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

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