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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Example sentences
Is it past time to have, as a prerequisite to nomination, a week's schooling on
  basic science including climate change.
When you're done reviewing this list of five, e-mail us your nomination for the
  scariest movie ever.
He clearly thought he could cruise to the nomination.
Now, it's likely that the committee of the whole at the convention will restore
  the delegates in time for the nomination itself.
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