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Pronunciation:  `nâmu'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of officially naming a candidate; "the Republican nomination for Governor"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [n]  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"

NOMINATION is a 10 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: nominating address, nominating speech
 See Also: appointment, assignment, condition, designation, naming, oratory, status



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nom`i*na"tion\, n. [L. nominatio: cf. F.
1. The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person
   as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the
   state of being nominated.

         The nomination of persons to places being . . . a
         flower of his crown, he would reserve to himself.

2. The denomination, or name. [Obs.] --Bp. Pearson.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acceptance speech, apostolic orders, appointment, assignment, calling, canonization, caucus nomination, conferment, consecration, designation, direct nomination, election, holy orders, induction, installation, institution, investiture, major orders, minor orders, naming, ordainment, orders, ordination, petition nomination, posting, preferment, presentation, proposal, reading in, selection, tabbing, transferral