Definitions for designation

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word designation

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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of designation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of designation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    There could be no pride on a person's side for spending any length of time at any position with any designation in any organisation as an employee, but there is enough width and depth of pleasure to treasure for spending even a single day in a smallest own firm as an entrepreneur to give employment to many or a single person.

  3. Shawn Manning:

    Nowhere in the act, however, does it offer combat benefits for service members permanently disabled in attacks inspired or motivated by foreign terrorist organizations. Although subsequent and guidance may change, currently, the Board has no authority to award V1/V3 (service related) designation to soldiers disabled during the Fort Hood attack.

  4. State John Kerry:

    That's one set of fairly normal negotiations with respect to movement of diplomats, access, travel, different things, the state sponsorship of terrorism designation is a separate process. It is not a negotiation. It is an evaluation that is made under a very strict set of requirements, congressionally mandated, and that has to be pursued separately.

  5. Rick Harbaugh of the Albuquerque:

    Most people, when they apply for a 501(c) (4) status, they receive the designation within a few months, the IRS reviews the information and makes a determination. With us, they are still making a determination on documents we sent them 2 or 3 years ago. We have sent them well over 1,000 pages of information that they have requested. This is outrageous.

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