designation designation  /ˌdɛ zəɡ ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  2. (n) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
  3. (n) the act of designating or identifying something


  1. Yet the terrorist designation for PMOI and the related National Council of Resistance of Iran remains in place.
  2. They watch in part because the laying on of statuettes is meant to signify the designation of supreme cinematic quality.
  3. While the designation is certainly an honor, hosting the G-20 doesn't really have economic benefits.


  1. Why labeling obesity as a disease matters

    The new designation could change how doctors, insurers, and the government treat obese people
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  2. CIT Aerospace Receives CF6 TRUEngine Designation

    PARIS AIR SHOW – June 19, 2013 – CIT Aerospace has been awarded TRUEngine designation for its CF6 engine fleet, which powers its 13 Airbus CF6-80E-powered A330-200 aircraft.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Aircraft Maintenance Technology

  3. SeCTer sees designation helping on Norwich Hospital redevelopment

    Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region Corp., a New London-based economic development organization, was recently notified of a designation from the U.S. Department of Commerce that will enable it to be a stronger advocate for government aid to clean up the former Norwich Hospital property, an administrator said.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin


  1. "But there is, in fact, a verification protocol and a set of assurances that the five are agreed to and that the North Koreans, at least privately before we lifted the terrorist designation, had also agreed to," Rice said.
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: FOXNews

  2. "The Secretary of Sate has rescinded the designation of the DPRK as a State Sponsor of Terrorism," McCormack told a news conference.
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This is a step in the process with Albert," Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said. "This designation gives us more time to work on a long-term contract with him."
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Mike Reinfeldt Source: SBR Forum

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