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Definition of "gerrymandering" []

  • To divide the constituencies of (a voting area) so as to give one party an unfair advantage (verb)
  • To manipulate or adapt to one's advantage (verb)
  • An act or result of gerrymandering (noun)
  • The practice of redrawing electoral districts to gain an electoral advantage for a political party. (noun)

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  • Present participle of gerrymander. (verb)

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Use "gerrymandering" in a sentence
  • "Attanasio said that the first time he heard the word gerrymandering was in seventh grade in Schenectady, N.Y."
  • "Add to that his last name, Gerry, and the term "gerrymandering" was born."
  • "If gerrymandering is responsible for the increase in party discipline, then it would be responsible for the kind of polarization described above."