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designation

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noun des·ig·na·tion \ˌde-zig-ˈnā-shən\

Simple Definition of designation

  • : the act of officially choosing someone or something to do or be something

  • : a name or title that identifies someone or something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of designation

  1. 1 :  the act of indicating or identifying

  2. 2 :  appointment to or selection for an office, post, or service

  3. 3 :  a distinguishing name, sign, or title

  4. 4 :  the relation between a sign and the thing signified

Examples of designation in a sentence

  1. Though many people call her a liberal, it is not a designation she uses herself.

  2. <we've never given the homemade gadget a proper designation>



14th Century

First Known Use of designation

14th century


DESIGNATION Defined for Kids

designation

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noun des·ig·na·tion \ˌde-zig-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of designation for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of choosing to be or do something <Voters approved designation of the land as a wildlife refuge.>

  2. 2 :  a name, sign, or title that identifies something <His official designation is Chief of Security.>





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