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Definition 1: the act of putting a person into a non-elective position - [noun denoting act]

Samples where designation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

Synonyms for designation in the sense of this definition

(designation is a kind of ...) the act of making up your mind about something

"the burden of decision was his" "he drew his conclusions quickly"

(... is a kind of designation ) the act of officially naming a candidate

"the Republican nomination for Governor"

(... is a kind of designation ) the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)

(... is a kind of designation ) the appointment of a delegate

(... is a kind of designation ) the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders

"the rabbi's family was present for his ordination"

(... is a kind of designation ) designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body

"he was unable to make his motion because he couldn't get recognition by the chairman"

Definition 2: the act of designating or identifying something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for designation in the sense of this definition

(designation is a kind of ...) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

"the determination of molecular structures"

(... is a kind of designation ) identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

Definition 3: identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for designation in the sense of this definition

(designation is a kind of ...) a language unit by which a person or thing is known

"his name really is George Washington" "those are two names for the same thing"

(... is a kind of designation ) an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)

"her street name is Bonbon"

(... is a kind of designation ) a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

"Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph" "Henry's nickname was Slim"

(... is a kind of designation ) an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

"the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"

(... is a kind of designation ) an appellation signifying nobility

"`your majesty' is the appropriate title to use in addressing a king"

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