uni·​nominal | \ "+ \

Definition of uninominal

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
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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History and Etymology for uninominal

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

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“Uninominal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uninominal. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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