Designation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdezɪɡˈneɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word designation
Brit.  |dezɪɡˈneɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word designation


- identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others (syn: appellation, appellative, denomination)
- the act of putting a person into a non-elective position (syn: appointment, assignment, naming)
- the act of designating or identifying something (syn: identification)

Extra examples

Though many people call her a liberal, it is not a designation she uses herself.

...we've never given the homemade gadget a proper designation...

The designation of the time would have been more determinate.

The word "ana" is placed before the designation of the quantity.

Raymond Kindiak received his designation as a lawyer in 1989.

Word forms

singular: designation
plural: designations
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