nomination

noun nom·i·na·tion \ ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shən \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of nomination

1 : the act, process, or an instance of nominating
2 : the state of being nominated

Examples of nomination in a Sentence

  1. We expect him to get the Democratic nomination.

  2. Membership is by nomination only.

  3. The novel earned a nomination for the National Book Award.

  4. The film received five Academy Award nominations.

  5. The nominations for the Academy Awards have been announced.

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First Known Use of nomination

15th century


NOMINATION Defined for English Language Learners

nomination

noun

Definition of nomination for English Language Learners

  • : the act of formally choosing someone as a candidate for a job, position, office, etc.

  • : the act of choosing someone for a job, position, office, etc.

  • : the act of choosing someone or something as a candidate for receiving an honor or award


NOMINATION Defined for Kids

nomination

noun nom·i·na·tion \ ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of nomination for Students

: the act or an instance of choosing as a candidate for election, appointment, or honor
  • The Senate has to approve the nomination.


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