Pronunciation: (dez"ig-nā'shun), [key]
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.
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