What does nomination mean?

Definitions for nomination
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"

Wiktionary

  1. nominationnoun

    An act or instance of nominating.

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

  2. nominationnoun

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

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

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

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

  2. Nominationnoun

    the denomination, or name

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Alex Conant:

    Anyone who wants to win the Republican nomination has to prove themselves in the early states.

  2. Mayor Bloomberg:

    Nationally, Mayor Bloomberg is polling second with black voters among all Democratic candidates, and everyone knows you can't win the nomination without our support, mayor Bloomberg's earning the endorsements of black political leaders faster than anyone in the field.

  3. Vice President Joe Biden:

    I don't think there's any door to open, even if Hillary loses votes -- I've thought this through -- it's a long way to go in the nomination.

  4. Nate Evans:

    Senator Senator Harris and this team set out with one goal -- to win the nomination and defeat Donald Trump in 2020. To do so, the campaign has made a strategic decision to realign resources to go all-in on Iowa, resulting in office closures and staff realignments and reductions in New Hampshire.

  5. Thomas Piketty:

    I refuse this nomination because I don't think it's up to a government to say who is honorable, they would do better to focus on reviving growth in France and Europe.

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