Definition of nomination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnɑːmɪˈneɪʃn//
[uncountable, countable] Elections
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the act of suggesting or choosing somebody as a candidate in an election, or for a job or an award; the fact of being suggested for this Membership of 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. See related entries: Elections Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin nominatio(n-), from the verb nominare, from nomen, nomin- ‘a name’. Wordfindercaucus, congress, the Electoral College, House of Representatives, nomination, president, primary, running mate, senate, swing stateExtra examples Nominations are invited for the post of party chairman. She has withdrawn her nomination as chairman. She is seeking nomination as a candidate in the elections. She is standing for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. his nomination for the Best Actor award support for his nomination to the Supreme Court How many Oscar nominations has she had in her career?
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