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Noun designation has 3 senses
  1. appellation, denomination, designation, appellative - identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
    --1 is a kind of name
    --1 has particulars:
     street name; nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet; title, title of respect; title
    Derived form: verb designate1
  2. appointment, assignment, designation, naming - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
    --2 is a kind of decision, determination, conclusion
    --2 has particulars:
     nomination; co-option, co-optation; delegacy; ordination, ordinance; recognition
    Derived form: verb designate2
  3. designation, identification - the act of designating or identifying something
    --3 is a kind of determination, finding
    --3 has particulars: diagnosis, diagnosing
    Derived form: verb designate1
designate designate antonyms designated designated driver designated hitter designatee designates designating designation designative designator designatum designe designeate designed designedly designee

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