What does designation mean?

Definitions for designation

Here are all the 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. Anuj Somany:

    Every organization wants good working-person but only at its own terms & conditions in respect of position, designation and remuneration rather than what the candidate deserves based on his experience, expertise and educational qualification.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Gary Herbert:

    We know firsthand what happens when the law is abused for unworthy political purposes, the Grand Staircase Escalante designation and the recent controversial Bears Ears designation are key examples of this, and I am confident that the upcoming review will lead to positive outcomes for Utah and for those who call the beautiful Bears Ears area home.

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