- 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.
- the act of nominating or state of being nominated, esp as an election candidate
early 15c., “act of mentioning by name,” from Middle French nomination (14c.), and directly from Latin nominationem (nominative nominatio) “a naming, designation,” from nominare “to name” (see nominate (v.)). Meaning “fact of being proposed as a candidate” is attested from late 15c.