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Definitions for nomination
ˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃənnom·i·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nomination(noun)

    the act of officially naming a candidate

    "the Republican nomination for Governor"

  2. nomination(noun)

    the condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election

    "there was keen competition for the nomination"; "his nomination was hotly protested"

  3. nominating speech, nominating address, nomination(noun)

    an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election

    "the nomination was brief and to the point"


  1. nomination(Noun)

    An act or instance of nominating.

    Etymology: From nominationem (nominative of nominatio, from verb nominare)

  2. nomination(Noun)

    A device or means by which a person or thing is nominated.

    Etymology: From nominationem (nominative of nominatio, from verb nominare)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nomination(noun)

    the act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated

    Etymology: [L. nominatio: cf. F. nomination.]

  2. Nomination(noun)

    the denomination, or name

    Etymology: [L. nominatio: cf. F. nomination.]


  1. Nomination

    Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. In the context of elections for public office, a candidate who has been selected by a political party is normally said to be the nominee of that party. The party's selection is typically accomplished either based on one or more primary elections or by means of a political party convention or caucus, according to the rules of the party and any applicable election laws. A collection of nominees approved from the full list of candidates is usually known as a shortlist; public statements of support for a candidate's nomination are known as endorsements. In some jurisdictions the nominee of a recognized political party is entitled to appear on the general election ballot paper. Candidates who are unaffiliated with any political party are typically required to submit a nominating petition in order to gain ballot access. In others all candidates have to meet nomination rules criteria to stand. Candidate comes from the Latin word "candida". In Ancient Rome, people running for political office would often wear togas chalked and bleached to be bright white. Such garments would be worn by candidates at speeches, debates, conventions, and other public functions.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. nomination

    1. Paradigrammatics, or the art of molding figures in plaster. 2. The call of the vile. 3. In democracies, the divine sacrament administered to ignorance. 3. The election, divination and apotheosis of a paramount parasite.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nomination in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nomination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of nomination in a Sentence

  1. Barack Hussein Obama:

    We have a number of women candidates and we have one gay candidate and those candidates are going to have barriers if they win the nomination or if they win the general election just like I did.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    We are the strongest candidate. … We’re going to work together to get the nomination, we are gaining a lot of momentum. Just in the last week, we have closed the gap with Secretary Clinton.

  3. Matt House:

    After a number of questions along the parade route about the fate of the President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, the Senator believed he was being asked,' when will you defeat Donald Trump,' and responded,' the sooner the better,' noting that we need Republicans to defeat the nomination, as he has said many times and continues to believe, talk of impeachment is premature, and Special Counsel( Robert) Mueller's investigation should be allowed to continue without any interference.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We will go on to get the Republican nomination, and we will go on to easily beat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or whoever the hell they throw upthere.

  5. Nathan Gonzales:

    There is an ideological reason for running, but let's not separate that from a path to victory, primaries happen when multiple candidates see a good opportunity. Democrats have good opportunities in multiple states this cycle, specifically in Maryland. The Democratic nomination is incredibly valuable because Maryland is a Democratic state. Lots of candidates see paths to victory and think, 'Why not me? Why not now?'.

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    quickly aroused to anger
    • A. irascible
    • B. numinous
    • C. lacerate
    • D. naiant

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