nomination-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: The act of proposing someone as a candidate for something.

Commentary: NOMINATION[+proposal][+event]

The Republican nomination for governor was surprising.
There was competition for the nomination.
The nomination was hotly protested in the media.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: A speech proposing a candidate in an election.

Commentary: NOMINATION[+event][+speech]

The nomination was brief and to the point.
The nomination ran long last evening.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3