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

Examples of nomination in a Sentence

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 The series earned 14 Daytime Emmy Awards and 56 nominations during its run, including wins for talk show entertainment in 2016 and 2018. Kaitlyn Huamani, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2024 Combs leads the nominations with eight, including entertainer of the year, male artist of the year, album of the year, song of the year, single of the year and music event of the year. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2024 Days after winning three CMT Awards, Jelly Roll woke up to his first-ever nominations at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Stella Dallas is a great character piece for Stanwyck, who earned her first Academy Award nomination by nailing Stella's brassy, comedic side and her grand, tear-jerking devotion to her daughter's happiness. Danny Horn, EW.com, 9 Apr. 2024 Kacey Musgraves receives her eighth nomination for female artist of the year. Paul Grein, Billboard, 9 Apr. 2024 For her role in the original 2001 film, Zellweger earned her first Academy Award nomination. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 9 Apr. 2024 Stapleton, Wilson and Johnson earned five nominations each, while Jelly Roll and Jordan Davis picked up four nods. Mesfin Fekadu, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Apr. 2024 Joker was released in 2019 and quickly became a massive hit, grossing more than $1 billion at the global box office and picking up 11 Oscar nominations. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 9 Apr. 2024

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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 15 Apr. 2024.

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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