uninominal

adjective uni·nominal \"+\

Definition of uninominal

  1. 1 :  based on the principle of having only one member (as of a legislature) selected from each electoral district a uninominal electoral system a uninominal ballot — compare list system proportional representation single-member district

  2. 2a :  having, relating to, or consisting of a single name or identifying term Reba may have lost her “McEntire”—putting her in the same category as such hype-centered uninominal divas as Madonna, Cher and Charo … — People, 6 July 1998 b :  of, relating to, or constituting a system of nomenclature in which items have single names

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Origin and Etymology of uninominal

French, from uni- + nominal, from Medieval Latin nominalis


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