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des·ig·na·tion

 (dĕz′ĭg-nā′shən)
n.
1. The act of designating; a marking or pointing out.
2. Nomination or appointment.
3. A distinguishing name or title.

designation

(ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən)
n
1. something that designates, such as a name or distinctive mark
2. the act of designating or the fact of being designated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.designation - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from othersdesignation - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
street name - an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods); "her street name is Bonbon"
byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
title - an appellation signifying nobility; "`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"
2.designation - the act of putting a person into a non-elective positiondesignation - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
nomination - the act of officially naming a candidate; "the Republican nomination for Governor"
co-optation, co-option - the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)
delegacy - the appointment of a delegate
ordinance, ordination - the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders; "the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"
recognition - designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body; "he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"
3.designation - the act of designating or identifying somethingdesignation - the act of designating or identifying something
determination, finding - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
diagnosing, diagnosis - identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

designation

noun
1. name, title, label, description, tag, denomination, epithet, byname Level 4 alert is a designation reserved for very serious incidents.
2. appointment, classing, labelling, definition, specification, classification, earmarking, stipulation the designation of the city as a centre of culture
3. election, choice, selection, appointment, nomination the designation of Ali as Prophet Muhammad's successor

designation

noun
1. The act of appointing to an office or position:
2. The word or words by which one is called and identified:
Slang: handle, moniker.
Translations
تَعْيين، تَسْمِيَه
jménonázev
betegnelsetitel
megnevezés
ávarpstitill
dezignácia

designation

[ˌdezɪgˈneɪʃən] N (= title) → denominación f; (= appointment) → nombramiento m, designación f

designation

[ˌdɛzɪgˈneɪʃən] ndésignation fdesign brief ncahier m des charges

designation

n
(= naming)Kennzeichnung f, → Benennung f; (= appointment)Bestimmung f, → Ernennung f
(= indicating)Bestimmung f, → Festlegung f

designation

[ˌdɛzɪgˈneɪʃn] n (title) → titolo, designazione f

designate

(ˈdezigneit) verb
1. to call or name. It was designated a conservation area.
2. to point out or identify. He has been designated our next Prime Minister.
adjective
(placed immediately after noun) appointed to an office etc but not yet having begun it. the ambassador designate.
ˌdesigˈnation noun
a name or title.
ˌdesignated ˈdriver noun
(American) one of a group of friends who is chosen to drive them and therefore agrees not to drink alcohol at a party. etc.
References in classic literature ?
He of the Unicorn,' this one 'He of the Damsels,' that 'He of the Phoenix,' another 'The Knight of the Griffin,' and another 'He of the Death,' and by these names and designations they were known all the world round; and so I say that the sage aforesaid must have put it into your mouth and mind just now to call me 'The Knight of the Rueful Countenance,' as I intend to call myself from this day forward; and that the said name may fit me better, I mean, when the opportunity offers, to have a very rueful countenance painted on my shield.
A deep silence settled over the assembly, accompanied by stifled laughter at the preposterous names and all the bourgeois designations which each of these personages transmitted with imperturbable gravity to the usher, who then tossed names and titles pell-mell and mutilated to the crowd below.
This, however, like most other things that have been alleged on that side, rests on mere general assertion, unsupported by any precise or intelligible designation of the reasons upon which it is founded.
The great nobs,' replied Harry, 'under which designation, I presume, you include my most stately uncle, have not communicated with me at all, since I have been here; nor, at this time of the year, is it likely that anything would occur to render necessary my immediate attendance among them.
From ocean to ocean"--so say the Americans; and these four words compose the general designation of the "great trunk line" which crosses the entire width of the United States.
In the first he put those who did not take an active part in the affairs of the lodges or in human affairs, but were exclusively occupied with the mystical science of the order: with questions of the threefold designation of God, the three primordial elements- sulphur, mercury, and salt- or the meaning of the square and all the various figures of the temple of Solomon.
It little deserved that designation, with its dry and parched coasts.
I was never known by any other designation afterward, whether in the nation's talk or in grave debate upon matters of state at the council-board of the sovereign.
And we are led to this conclusion, which has been arrived at by many naturalists under the designation of single centres of creation, by some general considerations, more especially from the importance of barriers and from the analogical distribution of sub-genera, genera, and families.
It receives its designation (pitchpoling) from its being likened to that preliminary up-and-down poise of the whale-lance, in the exercise called pitchpoling, previously described.
Among these, were the name of a banking-house in New South Wales where a sum of money was, and the designation of certain lands of considerable value.
In the various dialects of the principal groups it is simply a sexual designation applied to the males; but it is now used by the natives in their intercourse with foreigners in the same sense in which the latter employ it.