nomination

noun
nom·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce nomination (audio) \

Definition of nomination

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web Kobach is seeking the Republican nomination for US Senate in Kansas. BostonGlobe.com, "Graham to call Mueller to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee," 12 July 2020 Biden’s formal acceptance of the Democratic nomination next month will likely accelerate it even further. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Fear of a Forever-Trump Administration," 9 July 2020 Official business of the convention will still take place in Charlotte, but other events including Mr. Trump's acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination will be held in Jacksonville. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "GOP senators pass on Republican National Convention as coronavirus cases surge," 8 July 2020 This year, President Trump will accept the Republican nomination for his reelection bid. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Chuck Grassley to miss Republican National Convention for first time in 40 years over coronavirus concerns," 6 July 2020 Among those implementing the face-covering orders is the city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August. Tamara Lush, Anchorage Daily News, "States reverse openings, require masks amid virus resurgence," 30 June 2020 The Executive Committee, which met virtually on Tuesday, voted in favor of Fischer's nomination in a secret ballot process. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "US Conference of Mayors OKs Greg Fischer as president amid local turmoil and protest," 30 June 2020 Among those implementing the face-covering orders is the city of Jacksonville, Florida, where mask-averse President Donald Trump plans to accept the Republican nomination in August. Tamara Lush And Emily Schmall, The Christian Science Monitor, "Summer 2020: Sweaters off, but masks on as virus cases surge," 30 June 2020 Area county commissioners and mayors have signed on in support of the nomination. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, "Gov. Mike DeWine backs effort to land Space Command headquarters in Ohio," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of nomination

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nomination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nomination. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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nomination

noun
How to pronounce nomination (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of nomination

: 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

noun
nom·​i·​na·​tion | \ ˌnä-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce nomination (audio) \

Kids Definition of nomination

: 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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