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canvassing

[ kan-vuh-sing ]
/ ˈkæn və sɪŋ /
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noun
the act or process of soliciting votes, subscriptions, opinions, etc., especially from individuals:Although social media definitely impacted their campaign, it was the door-to-door canvassing that made them successful.
the act or process of examining or investigating something carefully, often through debate or discussion:As we can see from even a limited canvassing of the issues in education, the challenges we face at this time come from within and without.
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