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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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Among these, were the name of a banking-house in New South Wales where a sum of money was, and the designation of certain lands of considerable value.
In the various dialects of the principal groups it is simply a sexual designation applied to the males; but it is now used by the natives in their intercourse with foreigners in the same sense in which the latter employ it.
He seemed about to dispute this designation of himself when he was seized with a violent fit of coughing.
** Pullman--the designation of the more luxurious railway cars of the period and so named from the inventor.
In a word she has no moon (applying this designation to our globe) but on one side of her disc.
I see the lines of designation point to the letter K and the letter M in her name."
Roberts," Saxon replied, thrilling to the newness of the designation on her tongue.
FINRA has expressed concern that the profusion of designations can provide cover for financial fraud.
During the first quarter of 2018, AI conferred 135 designations, comprising 57 MAI designations, 21 SRA designations, 45 AI-GRS designations and 12 AI-RRS designations.
Summary: New Delhi [India], December 19 (ANI): The inaugural U.S.-India Counterterrorism Designations Dialogue was held here to discuss increasing bilateral cooperation on terrorism-related designations on December 18-19 .
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is warning investors to carefully review the alphabet soup of professional designations, as some can be fake.