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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of designating; a marking or pointing out.
  • n. Nomination or appointment.
  • n. A distinguishing name or title.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
  • n. Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
  • n. That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
  • n. Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
  • n. Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
  • n. That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
  • n. Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of pointing or marking out; a distinguishing from others; indication: as, the designation of an estate by boundaries.
  • n. Nomination; appointment: as, a claim to a throne grounded on the designation of a predecessor.
  • n. A selecting and appointing; assignment: as, the designation of an officer to a particular command.
  • n. The application of a word to indicate or name a particular thing or things; denotation.
  • n. Description; character; disposition.
  • n. That which designates; a distinctive appellation; specifically, an addition to a name, as of title, profession, trade, or occupation, to distinguish the person from others.
  • n. In Scots law, the setting apart of manses and glebes for the clergy from the church lands of the parish by the presbytery of the bounds.
  • n. 8. In oysterculture:

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of designating or identifying something
  • n. identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  • n. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

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