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Definition of designation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] designation (as something) the action of choosing a person or thing for a particular purpose, or of giving them or it a particular status The district is under consideration for designation as a conservation area.
  2. 2[countable] a name, title, or description Her official designation is Financial Controller.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: designation