Definitions for designation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appellation, denomination, designation, appellative(noun)

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

  2. appointment, assignment, designation, naming(noun)

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

    "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

  3. designation, identification(noun)

    the act of designating or identifying something


  1. designation(Noun)

    The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.

  2. designation(Noun)

    Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.

  3. designation(Noun)

    That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.

  4. designation(Noun)

    Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Designation(noun)

    the act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication

  2. Designation(noun)

    selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction

  3. Designation(noun)

    that which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation

  4. Designation(noun)

    use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase

  5. Origin: [L. designatio: cf. F. dsignation.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. State Department:

    The rescission of Cuba's designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism reflects our assessment that Cuba meets the statutory criteria.

  2. Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov:

    The designation is normally given if a compound potentially would bring significant progress either in terms of safety or efficacy, so we take that as a positive sign.

  3. Casandra Matej:

    The current management, how everything is managed, will stay the same, this is a designation that will draw visitors to our destination, and allow us to share our splendid missions with the world.

  4. Tamar Krishnamurti:

    While' breakthrough' is an official designation that may lead to accelerated drug approval,' promising' is just a descriptor term that The FDA has used in about half of its press releases to describe breakthrough drugs.

  5. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus:

    Somehow, in the 21st century, we started naming ships with strange acronyms ... instead of from our naval traditions ... so we are going to change the hull designation of the ?#?LCS?? class ships to FF (frigate) ... appropriate and traditional name.

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