1. [ noun ] the verbal act of naming

"the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"

Related terms: speech_act designation numeration specifying indication specification acrophony name name identify
2. [ adjective ] inclined to or serving for the giving of names
Synonyms: appellative

"the appellative faculty of children" "the appellative function of some primitive rites"

Related terms: denotative
3. [ noun ] the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
Synonyms: appointment designation assignment

"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

Related terms: decision nomination delegacy ordination co-option recognition delegate name
Similar spelling:   nanning