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How does the Electoral College work? What is an exit poll? A guide to political terms this election.

Bellwether. Continuing resolution. Ranked-choice voting. Bound delegate. These are just a few of the terms frequently used in political news coverage. But do you know what they mean?

If the answer is no, you're not alone.

Get up to speed on these terms and more with the Yahoo News political glossary:

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