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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Cox earned two previous nominations in this category, in 2014 and 2017, for her work on the Netflix series. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al.com, "Emmy Awards 2019: Laverne Cox, Tony Hale among nominees," 16 July 2019 That reflected the many more independent voters who were then available; by contrast, the only way a charismatic independent could hope to win power in 2016 was by capturing one of the party’s nominations, as Mr Trump did. The Economist, "Remembering third-party presidential candidate Ross Perot," 11 July 2019 Foster is a first-term state lawmaker and has raised significantly less money than the other two Republicans seeking the gubernatorial nomination, Lt. Time, "Mississippi Governor Candidate: Woman Reporter Cannot Cover His Campaign Alone," 11 July 2019 Halfhill said in a statement that the Pentagon had received no indication that the status of Gen. Hyten’s nomination, which was made in April, had changed. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, "Investigators Find No Evidence of Sexual Misconduct by Joint Chiefs Nominee Gen. John Hyten," 10 July 2019 According to The Associated Press, Foster is a first-term state lawmaker and has raised significantly less money than the other two Republicans seeking the gubernatorial nomination, Lt. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Mississippi politician says female reporter must be accompanied by a male," 10 July 2019 The show was based on a 1967 movie of the same name, which earned seven Oscar nominations, including best supporting actress for Carol Channing. Don Maines, Houston Chronicle, "Asian-American actor helps update Texas City ‘Millie’ show," 10 July 2019 If her nomination is confirmed, the 63-year-old will be the first woman to hold the position in its 20-year history. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "Christine Lagarde says women should use the “glass cliff” to their advantage," 4 July 2019 And as recently as the 2016 cycle, debates included just two women on stage: Clinton, who eventually won the Democratic nomination, and Republican Fiorina, a former technology executive. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "2019 Democratic Debate Includes More Women Than Ever Before," 26 June 2019

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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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