Definition of designation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdezɪɡˈneɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdezɪɡˈneɪʃn//
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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.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘the action of marking’): from Latin designatio(n-), from the verb designare, based on signum ‘a mark’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: designation