Definition of by design
: according to plan : by intention The motor is loud by design.
Word by Word Definitions
: to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan : devise, contrive
: to conceive and plan out in the mind
: to have as a purpose : intend
: a particular purpose or intention held in view by an individual or group
: deliberate purposive planning
: a mental project or scheme in which means to an end are laid down
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