recount n : an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
1 narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child" [syn: tell, narrate, recite]
2 count again; "We had to recount all the votes after an accusation of fraud was made"
- Rhymes: -aʊnt
- A counting again, as of votes.
- To count or reckon again.
- To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate; as, to recount one's blessings.
to count again
- Portuguese: recontar
to tell over
An election recount takes place in the event that the initial vote tally during an election is extremely close, and that therefore a recount of the ballots is necessary to ensure an accurate result.
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