an act or instance of nominating, especially to office: The floor is open for nomination of candidates for the presidency.
the state of being nominated.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin nōminātiōn- (stem of nōminātiō) a naming, nomination. See nominate, -ion

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nomination (ˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən)
the act of nominating or state of being nominated, esp as an election candidate

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Word Origin & History

c.1412, "act of mentioning by name," from L. nominationem (nom. nominatio), from nominare "to name," from nomen (gen. nominis) "name" (see name). Meaning "fact of being proposed as a candidate" is attested from 1494. Nominate is a back-formation, attested from 1545 in the sense
"to call by name," from 1601 with the meaning "to propose for election." Nominee is first attested 1664.
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She had to sabotage the housemates and had to be nominated when the nominations come.
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