When something has a designation, it has a title or a description that helps you identify it. The “organic” designation on the vegetables you buy lets you know that no pesticides were used in growing the plants.
Designation can refer to a title, official or otherwise. You may earn the designation “class clown” for your goofiness, or ask your friends to refer to you by the designation, "Madame Super Brain." Designation is also the act of assigning such a title or position, like the designation of your daughter as heir to your estate. Often, designation refers to giving a formal position. The district board may be responsible for the designation of the next principal at your school.
n the act of designating or identifying something
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identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
determining a person's blood type by serological methods
identification of a disease from its symptoms
(medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
n identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
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an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet
a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
form of address, title, title of respect
an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
an appellation signifying nobility
title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
Defender of the Faith
a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew; parliament restored the title and it has been used by English sovereigns ever since
a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename
a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman
a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
a form of address for an unmarried woman
Mister, Mr, Mr.
a form of address for a man
a form of address for a married woman
a form of address for a woman
a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
a title of respect for a clergyman
a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'
a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'
a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'
an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
a title of respect for various ecclesiastical officials (as cathedral deans and canons and others)
a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge
a title used to address any peeress except a duchess
the title of a baron
the title of a viscount
`Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
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a language unit by which a person or thing is known
n the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
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the act of officially naming a candidate
the act of appointing summarily (with or without the appointee's consent)
the appointment of a delegate
the act of ordaining; the act of conferring (or receiving) holy orders
designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body
laying on of hands
laying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination