Definition of designation
- the designation of a speech sound
- awaiting his next designation
- … the only star in Lynx with a Greek letter designation
- —Richard Berry
- approved the area's designation as a wildlife refuge
Though many people call her a liberal, it is not a designation she uses herself.
we've never given the homemade gadget a proper designation
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