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designation

[dez-ig-ney-shuh n] /ˌdɛz ɪgˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English designacioun < Latin dēsignātiōn- (stem of dēsignātiō) a marking out, equivalent to dēsignāt(us) (see designate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
dedesignation, noun
redesignation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de-designation

designation

/ˌdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
something that designates, such as a name or distinctive mark
2.
the act of designating or the fact of being designated
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Word Origin and History for de-designation
designation
late 14c., "action of pointing out," from L. designationem, noun of action from designare (see design). Meaning "descriptive name" is from 1824.
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