Definition for DES-IG-NA'TION


  1. The act of pointing or marking out by signs or objects; as, the designation of an estate by boundaries.
  2. Indication; a showing or pointing; a distinguishing from others.
  3. Appointment; direction; as, a claim to a throne grounded on the designation of a predecessor.
  4. Appointment; a selecting and appointing; assignment; as, the designation of an officer to a particular command.
  5. Import; distinct application. Finite and infinite are primarily attributed in their first designation to things which have parts. – Locke.

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