Designation meaning

dĕzĭg-nāshən
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A naming for an office, post, or duty.
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Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.
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The act of designating; a marking or pointing out.
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A pointing out; indication.
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A distinguishing name or title.
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The definition of a designation is the act of pointing someone out with a name, a title or an assignment.

An example of designation is someone being named president of an organization.

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That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
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Nomination or appointment.
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The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
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A name, title or identification of something. If ABC is designated as "123," then ABC is called "123," or ABC is assigned to the "123" category.
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Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
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A distinguishing name, title, etc.
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Origin of designation

  • From Old French designacion, from Latin designatio.

    From Wiktionary