noun des·ig·na·tum \ˌdezigˈnātəm\

Definition of designatum



  1. :  something that is referred to by a word, sign, or linguistic expression whether actually existing or not :  the class of objects referred to by a sign, including the null class —contrasted with denotatum

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Origin and Etymology of designatum

Latin, neuter of designatus, past participle of designare to designate, design, literally, to mark out — more at design

First Known Use: 1923

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