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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


Synonymsidentification


Broader (hypernym)determination, finding


Narrower (hyponym)diagnosing, diagnosis









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