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designation

noun     /ˌdezɪɡˈneɪʃən/
[C] an official title or name: What's her official designation now she's been promoted?
[U] the act of stating officially that a place or thing has a particular character or purpose: The area qualifies for designation as a site of special scientific interest.
(Definition of designation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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