Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun designation

3 senses of designation

Sense 1
appellation, denomination, designation, appellative -- (identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others)
       => name -- (a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing")

Sense 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")
       => decision, determination, conclusion -- (the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly")

Sense 3
designation, identification -- (the act of designating or identifying something)
       => determination, finding -- (the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures")

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