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English noun: designation

1. designation (communication) identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

Synonymsappellation, appellative, denomination

Broader (hypernym)name

Narrower (hyponym)byname, cognomen, form of address, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet, street name, title, title, title of respect

2. designation (act) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

SamplesThe appointment had to be approved by the whole committee.

Synonymsappointment, assignment, naming

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, decision, determination

Narrower (hyponym)co-optation, co-option, delegacy, nomination, ordinance, ordination, recognition

3. designation (act) the act of designating or identifying something


Broader (hypernym)determination, finding

Narrower (hyponym)diagnosing, diagnosis

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