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a. Appointed to office.
b. Nominated as a candidate for office.
2. Having or bearing a person's name: nominative shares.
3. (-nə-tĭv) Grammar Of, relating to, or being the case of the subject of a finite verb (as I in I wrote the letter) and of words identified with the subject of a copula, such as a predicate nominative (as children in These are his children).
n. (-nə-tĭv) Grammar
1. The nominative case.
2. A word or form in the nominative case.
1. (Grammar) grammar denoting a case of nouns and pronouns in inflected languages that is used esp to identify the subject of a finite verb. See also subjective6
2. appointed rather than elected to a position, office, etc
3. bearing the name of a person
a. the nominative case
b. a word or speech element in the nominative case
[C14: from Latin nōminātīvus belonging to naming, from nōmen name]
nom•i•na•tive(ˈnɒm ə nə tɪv, ˈnɒm nə- or, for 2,3, ˈnɒm əˌneɪ tɪv)
1. of, pertaining to, or being a grammatical case typically indicating the subject of a finite verb.
2. nominated; appointed by nomination.
3. made out in a person's name, as a certificate.n.
4. the nominative case.
5. a word or other form in the nominative case, as Latin nauta “sailor” in Nauta bonus est “The sailor is good” or the English pronoun I.
A grammatical noun case that indicates the subject of a verb.
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|Noun||1.||nominative - the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb|
grammatical case, case - nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
|Adj.||1.||nominative - serving as or indicating the subject of a verb and words identified with the subject of a copular verb; "nominative noun endings"; "predicate nominative"|
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
|2.||nominative - named; bearing the name of a specific person; "nominative shares of stock"|
specified - clearly and explicitly stated; "meals are at specified times"
|3.||nominative - appointed by nomination|