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DESIGNATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does designation mean? 

DESIGNATION (noun)
  The noun DESIGNATION has 3 senses:

1. identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
2. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
3. the act of designating or identifying something

  Familiarity information: DESIGNATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DESIGNATION (noun)


Sense 1designation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

appellation; appellative; designation; denomination

Hypernyms ("designation" is a kind of...):

name (a language unit by which a person or thing is known)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "designation"):

street name (an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods))

byname; cognomen; moniker; nickname; sobriquet; soubriquet (a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name))

form of address; title; title of respect (an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. 'Mr.' or 'General')

title (an appellation signifying nobility)


Sense 2designation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting a person into a non-elective position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

appointment; naming; designation; assignment

Context example:

the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

Hypernyms ("designation" is a kind of...):

conclusion; decision; determination (the act of making up your mind about something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "designation"):

recognition (designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body)

ordinance; ordination (the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders)

delegacy (the appointment of a delegate)

co-optation; co-option (the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent))

nomination (the act of officially naming a candidate)


Sense 3designation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of designating or identifying something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

identification; designation

Hypernyms ("designation" is a kind of...):

determination; finding (the act of determining the properties of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "designation"):

diagnosing; diagnosis (identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon)


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