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[ US /ˌdɛzəɡˈneɪʃən, ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dˌɛzɪɡnˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of designating or identifying something
  2. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
  3. identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
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How To Use designation In A Sentence

  • The correct designation of the early naturalists who tried to reconcile their observations with Genesis is "diluvialist. Vulcanists & Neptunists
  • The common employment of the designation carbuncle for a precious stone and also for a boil was usual from ancient times. Shakespeare and Precious Stones Treating of the Known References of Precious Stones in Shakespeare's Works, with Comments as to the Origin of His Material, the Knowledge of the Poet Concerning Precious Stones, and References as to Where the Precious S
  • But unlike Karl Barth or Paul Tillich, for example, who saw themselves as fusing philosophy and theology, Rosenstock-Huessy refused to see himself primarily as a philosopher or theologian ” though when the term philosopher was qualified by the preceding ˜social™, he was more willing to accept that designation. [ Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
  • More than 200 of the top 500 U.S. designations went to areas where significant populations of endangered and threatened species live, such as piping plovers and Kirtland's warblers.
  • Many are labelled PDO protected designation of origin, indicating that the cheese has been produced in a traditional way. Insiders' guide to Greece
  • Both have been called icons, and although it is a vague designation it is given to very few. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although the names of these principles have been variously translated, I shall rely on my own designations in explaining them.
  • To emphasize the fact that the zikkurat was the temple for the god, a small room was built at the top of the zikkurat, [1341] and it was a direct consequence of this same distinction between a temple for the gods and a temple for actual worship that led to assigning to zikkurats special names, and such as differed from the designation of the sacred quarter of which the zikkurat formed the most conspicuous feature. The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
  • One benefit that comes from a city receiving such a designation is that money begins being spent on the maintenance and rehabilitation of various sites. The Two Continents Of Istanbul
  • He chose Sazanka because, in Japan, the plant represents the ideal of “never giving up”—a designation earned by the way that the flower survives the cold, even after snowfalls. First Contact
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