Meaning of “designation” in the English Dictionary

"designation" in British English

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designationnoun

uk /ˌdez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/

[ C ] an official title or name:

What's her official designation now she's been promoted?

[ U ] the act of designating a place or thing:

The area qualifies for designation as a site of special scientific interest.

(Definition of “designation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"designation" in American English

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designationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌdez·ɪɡˈneɪ·ʃən/

the act of choosing someone or something for a special job, or stating that something has a particular character or purpose:

[ C ] Associate professor is her official designation (= title).

(Definition of “designation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"designation" in Business English

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designationnoun

uk /ˌdezɪɡˈneɪʃən/ us

[ 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)