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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nominalize \Nom"i*nal*ize\, v. t. (Grammar, Linguistics) To convert into a noun; as, a nominalized sentence; a nominalized adjective or verb. [1913 Webster] Note: In a sentence of the form: "That Kennedy would have been a great president if he had not been assassinated is one of the enduring myths of the Camelot conceit." the sentence "Kennedy would have been a great president if he had not been assassinated" has been nominalized by the introductory "that". [PJC]