nomination

noun

nom·​i·​na·​tion ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce nomination (audio)
1
: the act, process, or an instance of nominating
2
: the state of being nominated

Example Sentences

We expect him to get the Democratic nomination. Membership is by nomination only. The novel earned a nomination for the National Book Award. The film received five Academy Award nominations. The nominations for the Academy Awards have been announced.
Recent Examples on the Web Whether that’s enough to carry DeSantis to the nomination remains to be seen. Doyle Mcmanuswashington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2022 McKenzie was also Cleveland’s nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award for his work with the True2U mentorship program. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 27 Nov. 2022 On Thursday, security officials said Alvi was in Lahore to consult Khan about Munir's nomination. Munir Ahmed, ajc, 24 Nov. 2022 Timothée Chalamet's performance as Elio earned him wide acclaim and an Academy Award nomination as lead actor, while James Ivory won the Oscar for best screenplay. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2022 Fitzgerald said that the trustee will be appointed through a nomination process where anyone can nominate anyone, including oneself. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 24 Nov. 2022 Gigi Sohn’s nomination to serve on the Federal Communications Commission has been stalled for more than a year and awaits a discharge motion after a 14-14 committee vote. Heather R. Higgins, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Three candidates had pulled nomination papers as of Nov. 18, according to the City Clerk’s Office: attorney Joel Buenaventura; contractor James Devine; and Verizon tech and IBEW 2222 union member Matthew Lyons. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Nov. 2022 Dolkart is a co-founder of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project and a co-author of the nomination for Stonewall to the National Register of Historic Places. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nomination was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Nomination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nomination. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

nomination

noun

nom·​i·​na·​tion ˌnäm-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce nomination (audio)
1
: the act, process, or an instance of nominating
2
: the state of being nominated
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