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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Designation  \Des`ig*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  designatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]signation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  designating;  a  pointing  out  or  showing; 
  indication. 
 
  2.  Selection  and  appointment  for  a  purpose;  allotment; 
  direction. 
 
  3.  That  which  designates;  a  distinguishing  mark  or  name 
  distinctive  title;  appellation. 
 
  The  usual  designation  of  the  days  of  the  week. 
  --Whewell. 
 
  4.  Use  or  application;  import;  intention;  signification,  as 
  of  a  word  or  phrase. 
 
  Finite  and  infinite  seem  .  .  .  to  be  attributed 
  primarily,  in  their  first  designation,  only  to  those 
  things  have  parts  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  designation 
  n  1:  identifying  word  or  words  by  which  someone  or  something  is 
  called  and  classified  or  distinguished  from  others  [syn: 
  {appellation},  {denomination},  {appellative}] 
  2:  the  act  of  designating 
  3:  the  act  of  putting  a  person  into  a  non-elective  position; 
  "the  appointment  had  to  be  approvied  by  the  whole 
  committee"  [syn:  {appointment},  {assignment},  {naming}] 
  4:  the  act  of  designating  or  identifying  something  [syn:  {identification}] 




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