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

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

  • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

Synonyms for naming in the sense of this definition

(naming 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 naming ) the act of officially naming a candidate

"the Republican nomination for Governor"

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

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

(... is a kind of naming ) 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 naming ) 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 verbal act of naming - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • the part he failed was the naming of state capitals

(naming is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of naming ) naming a letter of the alphabet by using a word whose initial sound is the sound represented by that letter

(... is a kind of naming ) naming numbers

(... is a kind of naming ) the act of indicating or pointing out by name

(... is a kind of naming ) naming explicitly

Definition 3: inclined to or serving for the giving of names - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the appellative faculty of children
  • the appellative function of some primitive rites

Synonyms for naming in the sense of this definition

(naming is similar to ...) having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

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