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ˌnɒm əˈneɪ ʃənnom·i·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nominationnoun

    the act of officially naming a candidate

    "the Republican nomination for Governor"

  2. nominationnoun

    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, nominationnoun

    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. nominationnoun

    An act or instance of nominating.

  2. nominationnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nominationnoun

    Etymology: nomination, Fr. from nominate.

    The forty-one immediate electors of the duke, must be all of several families, and of them twenty-five at least concur to this nomination. Henry Wotton, D. of Venice.

    The nomination of persons to places, being so principal and inseparable a flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself. Edward Hyde.

    In England the king has the nomination of an archbishop; and after such nomination, he sends a congé d’elire to the dean and chapter, to elect the person thus elected by him. John Ayliffe, Parergon.


  1. Nomination

    Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to a public office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. A collection of nominees narrowed from the full list of candidates is a short list.


  1. nomination

    A nomination is a formal act of selecting a person as a candidate for a job, role, award, election, or other position within a group or organization. It involves proposing, recommending, or endorsing a specific individual based on their qualifications, achievements, or suitability for the position.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nominationnoun

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

  2. Nominationnoun

    the denomination, or name

  3. 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. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    What we won when all of our people united ... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. ... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.

  2. Jim Dicke:

    I support it, look, if Ronald Reagan didn't take the nomination away from Gerald Ford, and Ted Kennedy couldn't take the nomination away from Jimmy Carter, there is no way that a sitting president in the 21st century is going to be denied the nomination for a second term from his party if he wants it.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    First of all, Hillary has to win the nomination. If she wins the nomination, then she has to win the election, if she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent I'll move back ... if I'm asked.

  4. Senate Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer:

    For months and months, Republicans have failed to move forward with? her nomination using any excuse they can, except for any credible objection to her nomination itself, loretta Lynch, and the American people, don't deserve this. At a time when terrorists from ISIS to Al-Shabaab threaten the United States, the nominee to be attorney general deserves an up or down vote.

  5. Chris Christie:

    You're going to see article after article purporting that Republicans can't afford a long nomination battle. That we need to unite behind whichever candidate who has the most money or the most endorsements or the best press coverage. But remember, George H.W. Bush fought Ronald Reagan for the nomination until May of 1980, we are 20 months from electing our next president. So, calm down. Don't be afraid.

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