• WordNet 3.6
    • n nomination the act of officially naming a candidate "the Republican nomination for Governor"
    • n nomination 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"
    • n nomination 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Actress Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Oscar nominated actress, with a record of 13 nominations
    • Nomination The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated; as, to win the nomination . "The nomination of persons to places being . . . a flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself."
    • Nomination The denomination, or name.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The turkey was once nominated to be the official bird of the United States
    • n nomination The act of nominating or naming; the act of proposing by name for an office; specifically, the act or ceremony of bringing forward and submitting the name of a candidate, especially for an elective office, according to certain prescribed forms.
    • n nomination The state of being nominated: as, he is in nomination for the post.
    • n nomination The power of nominating or appointing to office.
    • n nomination In English ecclesiastical law, the appointment or presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by the patron.
    • n nomination Denomination; name.
    • n nomination Mention by name; express mention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The all-time most nominated Grammy artist with 77 nominations is Quincy Jones
    • ns Nomination the act or power of nominating: state of being nominated
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  • Boss Tweed
    Boss Tweed
    “I don't care who does the electing as long as I get to do the nominating.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    “The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nominatio,: cf. F. nomination,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nomināre, -ātum, to name—nomen.


In literature:

BOKHA`RA (1,800), a Mohammedan State in Central Asia, N. of Afghanistan, nominally independent; but the Khan is a vassal of the Czar.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Rauparaha, now a very old man, was nominally not concerned in these troubles.
"The Long White Cloud" by William Pember Reeves
Calhoun was nominated by a majority (plurality).
"Practical Exercises in English" by Huber Gray Buehler
In 1796 there would be a new election, and Washington declined another nomination.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Pick out the nouns in the nominative case, and tell which use of the nominative each one has.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
Nouns have three cases, the nominative, the possessive, and the objective.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
The Ex-president had been solicited to accept the nomination again.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
Early in June I shall sail for Europe, nominally for a little rest, but really to study the school systems of the old world.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Vacancies were to be filled up by nominations by the Protector, approved by the House itself.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
At first Judge Davis accepted the nomination, but resigned after the Democrats had nominated Horace Greeley.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman

In poetry:

WHO is it beams the merriest
At killing a man, the laughing one?
You are the one I nominate,
God of the rivers of Babylon.
"Grace" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Ten weeks after President Bush nominated David H Souter for the Supreme Court, the Senate voted overwhelmingly today to confirm the little-known New Hampshire judge as the Court's 105th Justice.
There are four kinds of candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Emmy-nominated stars share their fave TV shows.
Bill Clinton had everyone on their feet in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday night during his rousing, nearly hour-long endorsement of Barack Obama's nomination for four more years as US President at the Democratic National Convention.
President Bush nominated Mike Johanns to serve as agriculture secretary .
Joe Ritch, a Huntsville lawyer, has been nominated to serve on the TVA board.
Michael Carrington has been nominated to serve on the three member panel.
In a close race among more than 50 nominated products, HP OpenView Operations for Windows narrowly defeated Aelita Software's InTrust to take the award for Best Monitoring and Alerting Software.
Nominate your child's NYC school or principal to win a Blackboard Award.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is ahead of Lt Governor Bill Bolling for the 2013 Republican nomination for governor.
"The Boondocks " creator Aaron McGruder and Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle are teaming up for a comedy series for NBC, according to Variety.
Swift and LL recently teamed up for a series of hilarious Grammy promos — Swift is nominated for three awards and is scheduled to perform, while LL will host the show.
Both artists received three nominations each, during the Grammy Nominations Concert Live.
I just got a note from MPI reminding me that there currently is an open call for nominations for the Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) awards (you don't have to be a MPI member to submit a nomination).
He was nominated two years in a row in the Who's Who of High School Students and was also selected for nomination into the National Collegiate Society of Student Scholars.

In science:

The angle between the measured axis and the nominal one was determined to be ρ = 0.87 ± 0.07 mrad. A second measurement of the axis was performed to confirm this result.
A Lightweight Field Cage for a Large TPC Prototype for the ILC
The nominal distance of ∆xnom = (8.5 + 0.3) mm is given by the sum of the channel width and the thickness of the inner foil wall.
Cherenkov Detector Prototype & Testbeam 2009
Again, the agreement with the nominal width of wnom = 8.5 mm is very good, indicating that the prototype is functional and behaves as expected.
Cherenkov Detector Prototype & Testbeam 2009
Nominal values of the electric components used to implement inductors.
Passive damping of beam vibrations through distributed electric networks and piezoelectric transducers: prototype design and experimental validation
Note that the data only have a nominal calibration factor applied shortward of 2.1mm.
Astronomy in Antarctica