Designation

Definition of Designation

Des`ig`na´tion
n.1.The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
2.Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
3.That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
The usual designation of the days of the week.
- Whewell.
4.Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.
Finite and infinite seem . . . to be attributed primarily, in their first designation, only to those things which have parts.
- Locke.

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