Definition of nomination noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

nomination

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌnɑməˈneɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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the act of suggesting or choosing someone as a candidate in an election, or for a job or an award; the fact of being suggested for this Membership in the club is by nomination only. He won the nomination as Democratic candidate for the presidency. They opposed her nomination to the post of Deputy Director. He has had nine Oscar nominations.
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