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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Lupita should and probably will get an Oscar nomination for this film. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "I Saw 'Us' and I Will Never Know Peace Again," 25 Mar. 2019 Bond, who got their start in San Francisco and now lives in New York state, has done it all, from installation art to watercolors to Broadway, earning a Tony nomination along the way. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Justin Vivian Bond Would Like to Sell You a Bag," 20 Mar. 2019 The Recording Academy also gave a nod to the late Mac Miller with a nomination for Best Rap Album for his final album Swimmer. Aja Romano, Vox, "Grammy nominations 2019: Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack and Drake lead the pack," 7 Feb. 2019 Star Wars veteran Richard Edlund supervised the special effects, and the monster designs come from Stan Winston, who earned an Oscar nomination that same year for his work on, that’s right, Predator. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "With Predator in theaters, it’s the perfect time to revisit The Monster Squad," 14 Sep. 2018 The 2018 Emmy nominations are in, and, there's slightly less cause to be angry this year. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "What the 2018 Emmy nominations got right and wrong," 12 July 2018 Its gross has gone from a so-so $42.9 million on the day of nominations to a healthy $66.9 million. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Is an Oscar Campaign Worth the Time and Money?," 22 Feb. 2019 Kendrick Lamar leads the pack, with a total of eight nominations, including Album of the Year for the Black Panther soundtrack. Aja Romano, Vox, "Grammy nominations 2019: Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack and Drake lead the pack," 7 Feb. 2019 For most of Trump’s term, the FTC was understaffed, but a raft of new nominations in January have slowly brought it back to full strength. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "Google’s bad day in Congress came at the worst possible time," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of nomination

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nomination

noun

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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