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designation

Noun

1 identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others [syn: appellation, denomination, appellative]
2 the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee" [syn: appointment, assignment, naming]
3 the act of designating or identifying something [syn: identification]

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English

Noun

  1. The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
  2. Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
  3. That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
  4. Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.

Translations

The act of designating
Selection and appointment for a purpose
That which designates
Use or application

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