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destination

[des-tuh-ney-shuh n] /ˌdɛs təˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the place to which a person or thing travels or is sent:
Her destination was Rome.
2.
the purpose for which something is destined.
adjective
3.
noting an attraction or event that people are willing to travel a long distance to get to, either because it is very good or distinctive or because it is located in a popular and interesting place: destination restaurants and resorts;
a destination wedding in the Caribbean.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin dēstinātiōn- (stem of dēstinātiō) an establishing, purpose, equivalent to dēstināt(us) (past participle of dēstināre; see destine) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
multidestination, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for multidestination

destination

/ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the predetermined end of a journey or voyage
2.
the ultimate end or purpose for which something is created or a person is destined
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Word Origin and History for multidestination

destination

n.

1590s, "act of appointing," from Latin destinationem (nominative destinatio) "purpose, design," from past participle stem of destinare "determine, appoint, choose, make firm or fast," from de- "completely, formally" (see de-) + -stinare, related to stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Modern sense (1787) is from place of destination, where one is "destined" to go.

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