HyperDic: designation

English > 3 senses of the word designation:
NOUNcommunicationdesignation, appellation, denomination, appellativeidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
actdesignation, appointment, assignment, namingthe act of putting a person into a non-elective position
actdesignation, identificationthe act of designating or identifying something
designation > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.zahgney'shahn; deh.zihgney'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > designation: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others.
Synonymsappellation, denomination, appellative
Narrowernickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, bynameA familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
street nameAn alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
title, title of respect, form of addressAn identifying appellation signifying status or function
titleAn appellation signifying nobility
BroadernameA language unit by which a person or thing is known
Spanishapelativo, denominación, título
Catalanapel·latiu, denominació
Verbsdesignateassign a name or title / title to
English > designation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of putting a person into a non-elective position.
Synonymsappointment, assignment, naming
Narrowerco-option, co-optationThe act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's / appointee's consent)
delegacyThe appointment of a delegate
nominationThe act of officially naming a candidate
ordination, ordinanceThe act of ordaining
recognitiondesignation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
Broaderdecision, determination, conclusionThe act of making up your mind about something
Spanishasignación, designación, nombramiento
Catalanassignació, designació, nomenament
Verbsdesignategive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
English > designation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of designating or identifying something.
Synonymidentification
Narrowerdiagnosis, diagnosingidentifying the nature / nature or cause of some phenomenon
Broaderdetermination, findingThe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
Spanishdesignación, identificación
Catalandesignació, identificació
Verbsdesignateassign a name or title / title to

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