Meaning of designation

des•ig•na•tion

Pronunciation: (dez"ig-nā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of designating.
  2. the fact of being designated.
  3. something that designates; a distinctive name or title; appellation.
  4. nomination, appointment, or election to an office, position, etc.: His designation as treasurer has been confirmed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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