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Noun: designation  ,de-zig'ney-shun
  1. Identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
    - appellation, denomination, appellative
  2. The act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    "the designation had to be approved by the whole committee";
    - appointment, assignment, naming
  3. The act of designating or identifying something
    - identification

Derived forms: designations

Type of: conclusion, decision, determination, finding, name

Encyclopedia: Designation