[ dez-ig-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɛz ɪgˈneɪ ʃən /


an act of designating.
the fact of being designated.
something that designates; a distinctive name or title; appellation.
nomination, appointment, or election to an office, position, etc.: His designation as treasurer has been confirmed.

Origin of designation

1350–1400; Middle English designacioun < Latin dēsignātiōn- (stem of dēsignātiō) a marking out, equivalent to dēsignāt(us) (see designate) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM designation

de·des·ig·na·tion, nounre·des·ig·na·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for designation

/ (ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən) /


something that designates, such as a name or distinctive mark
the act of designating or the fact of being designated
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