Definition of nominalization in US English:

nominalization

(British nominalisation)

noun

Grammar
  • See nominalize

    • ‘The word ‘shooting’ here is a nominalization - a noun derived from a verb root.’
    • ‘The grammatical analysis of both codes was based on passive constructions, mode, nominalization, lexical choice, and moderators.’
    • ‘You might be able to infer from such a system, for instance, that ‘assignments’ is the plural form of the nominalization of the verb ‘assign’.’
    • ‘And believe it or not, ‘reveal’ as a nominalization is pretty old, in fact archaic.’
    • ‘Here, the nominalization is of ‘commit’ into ‘commission.’’

Pronunciation

nominalization

/ˈnämənlˌīˈzāSHən/