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de·sig·na·tion

(dez'ig-nā'shŭn)
A legal process by which a hospital is formally designated to provide a specialized service. Usually requires meeting set standards and an external review (e.g., trauma center).
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He arranged that Davenport should take Oolanga round the neighbourhood for a walk, stopping at each of the places which he designated.
These families, who had formed the backbone of the village life in the past who were the depositaries of the village traditions, had to seek refuge in the large centres; the process, humorously designated by statisticians as "the tendency of the rural population towards the large towns", being really the tendency of water to flow uphill when forced by machinery.
So the crowd of citizens, male and female, having closed their houses and shops, thronged from every direction, at early morn, towards some one of the three spots designated.
Neither were all the class designated as carpetbaggers dishonourable men.
Quickly Kaviri designated a dozen warriors to accompany Tarzan.
Rapidly they hastened along the well known trail toward the point designated by the two messengers, to come upon the spot almost simultaneously with the party under Barunda's uncle, who, startled by the two shots several hours previously, had been cautiously searching through the jungle for an explanation of them.
Let it at least be recorded to the credit of the three gentlemen, designated in these pages as A, B, and C, that they were sufficiently ashamed of themselves and their wives to be the first members of the dinner party who left the house.
Comrades of the thunder and companions of death, I cannot but regard it as singularly fortunate that we who by conviction and sympathy are designated by nature as the champions of that fairest of her products, the white metal, should also, by a happy chance, be engaged mostly in the business of mining it.
This is, without discussion, the earliest-known occasion on which the Oligarchy was so designated.
As little, I should think, can it matter whether the writer so designated is a man, or a woman, as one or two of my critics profess to have discovered.
Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.
Left alone, Pollyanna went back to her "picture," as she mentally designated the beautiful view from the window.