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[ nom-uh-ney-shuhn ]


  1. an act or instance of nominating, especially to office:

    The floor is open for nomination of candidates for the presidency.

  2. the state of being nominated.

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Other Words From

  • nonnom·i·nation noun
  • renom·i·nation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of nomination1

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin nōminātiōn- (stem of nōminātiō ) a naming, nomination. See nominate, -ion

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Example Sentences

These nominations have not met with the same level of vocal criticism levied at Corden’s nod.

It’s no surprise that Netflix, whose original content vastly outnumbers that of any other platform, dominates the list of nominations.

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Cardona had not taken a position on these issues, and he faced no significant objections to his nomination.

One can be nominated for the prize now and not have that nomination scrutinized until the early 2070s.

Other long-serving Republican senators may also head for the door, and in every case the odds will favor the loudest and most extreme candidates to win the party nomination.

Earlier this week, Huckabee ended his Fox News talk show so he could spend time mulling another bid for the Republican nomination.

It may have been the reason why Goldwater beat Rockefeller by three points, and effectively sewed up the GOP nomination.

In 1972, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.

For many Republicans presidential hopefuls, the road to the nomination passes through the Hawkeye State.

The other person for whom a path to the nomination, let alone a candidacy, seems much less likely is Mitt Romney.

No other person was put in nomination; but there was a warm debate of two hours.

Ministers listened to the objections urged against this, and retained the nomination of these officers in the power of the crown.

The nomination of the council was to be for life, the only disqualification being bankruptcy or crime.

He was a prominent candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1876.

With trembling hand he broke the seal, and found in the envelope his nomination as peer.