designation

Definitions

  • Featuring a winged scarab design
    Featuring a winged scarab design
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n designation the act of designating or identifying something
    • n designation the act of putting a person into a non-elective position "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
    • n designation identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design
Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom
Repeated pattern, alternately reversed, forming a linear design Repeated pattern, alternately reversed, forming a linear design
Repeated linear design Repeated linear design
Showing palmette and honeysuckle design Showing palmette and honeysuckle design
Featuring floral and foliage design Featuring floral and foliage design
Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern
Stylised floral design set in decorated squares Stylised floral design set in decorated squares

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Vatican's Swiss Guard still wears a uniform designed by Michelangelo in the early 16th century.
    • Designation Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
    • Designation That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation. "The usual designation of the days of the week."
    • Designation The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
    • Designation Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase. "Finite and infinite seem . . . to be attributed primarily, in their first designation , only to those things which have parts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ekistics is the science of human settlements, including city or community planning and design.
    • n designation The act of pointing or marking out; a distinguishing from others; indication: as, the designation of an estate by boundaries.
    • n designation Nomination; appointment: as, a claim to a throne grounded on the designation of a predecessor.
    • n designation A selecting and appointing; assignment: as, the designation of an officer to a particular command.
    • n designation The application of a word to indicate or name a particular thing or things; denotation.
    • n designation Description; character; disposition.
    • n designation That which designates; a distinctive appellation; specifically, an addition to a name, as of title, profession, trade, or occupation, to distinguish the person from others.
    • n designation In Scots law, the setting apart of manses and glebes for the clergy from the church lands of the parish by the presbytery of the bounds.
    • n designation In oysterculture: A right to plant oysters in a given piece of ground designated for such purpose by oyster-commissioners or other authority.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ferdinand Porsche, who later went on to build sports cars bearing his own name, designed the original 1936 Volkswagen.
    • ns Designation a showing or pointing out: name: title
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Quotations

  • Charles J. Givens
    Charles J. Givens
    “To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Many things difficult in design prove easy in performance.”
  • Jim Rohn
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    “If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
  • Angela Lambert
    Angela Lambert
    “Pornography is literature designed to be read with one hand.”
  • H. Ross Perot
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    “It takes five years to design a new car in this country. Heck, we won World War II in four years.”
  • Denis Diderot
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    “Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. designatio,: cf. F. désignation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. designāre, -ātumde, and signum, a mark.

Usage

In literature:

The protruding mouth of this very grotesque design holds forth the lighted wick.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
The aim of all kiln designers should be to dry in the shortest possible time, without injury to the material.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
To produce cheaper bindings, as must be done in the case of large libraries, some alteration of design is necessary.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Although beauty is founded upon design, design is not the whole of beauty.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
I see through his designs clearly!
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
In this design she is almost certain to be successful.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
It was necessary to postpone the execution of the design; and Hastings, who was now in extreme peril, fled to Fulda.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
It could in no way favor the impression his oration was designed to make.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The designing of aircraft was plainly a matter of the first importance, and for this designing it was necessary to collect a trained staff.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
How else suit the design to the stitch, the stitch to the design?
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
In order to complete this laudable design, he resolved to travel into Germany.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
For this reason it was more frequently designated as "the" coffee house than the King's Arms.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
In design, the dwelling is Gothic, a popular type in the Elizabethan period, and closely resembles the Peacock Inn at Rouseley, England.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
The sleeves of Henry VIII's reign are very rich in design and jewel-setting, the design of the sleeve as in Fig.
"Dress design" by Talbot Hughes
Biagio e Girolamo are from the former's designs, though executed by the latter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
This set of seventeen drawings was Blake's first series of original designs, not meant to serve as merely illustrative work.
"William Blake" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
It cost 1,500 pounds, and was designed and executed by Mr. George Hedgeland, of London.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
When all is said, designs, if exhibited, appeal primarily to designers.
"Arts and Crafts Essays" by Various
The term "Deer" was the generic name for animal, and not then restricted to its present particular designation.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
Thus, the painter or sculptor is confined to only two parts of his art, the design and execution.
"Art Principles" by Ernest Govett
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In poetry:

There shall my disencumber'd soul
Distinctly view the grand design
Of each mysterious providence,
The gracious plan of love divine.
"Retired Hours" by Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper
Whose purpose was exprest
Not with its first design,
Nor till, far down in Time, beside it found their rest
Two countrymen of mine.
"Rome: At the Pyramid Of Cestius. (Near The Graves Of Shelley & Keats)" by Thomas Hardy
What meed of tribute can the poet pay
The Soldier, but to trail the ivy-vine
Of idle rhyme above his grave to-day
In epitaph design?--
"The Silent Victors" by James Whitcomb Riley
He lives, and blessed be my Rock!
The God of my salvation lives:
The dark designs of hell are broke;
Sweet is the peace my Father gives.
"Psalm 18 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Ah! sweet babe, in that calm slumber
Vainly would my soul divine
What varied ills thy days may number,
What miseries Fate may thee design.
"The Mother" by Charlotte Dacre
Lord, we adore thy vast designs,
Th' obscure abyss of Providence,
Too deep to sound with mortal lines,
Too dark to view with feeble sense.
"Hymn 109" by Isaac Watts

In news:

In the heavy continuous process industries, well-evolved simulation tools exist to aid in process design, but how well do they really integrate with the mechanical design tools they feed.
Sun Design Remodeling's design solution for Mulligan home tops category in "Contractor of the Year" Awards.
Designing clothes people want to spend thousands of dollars on is no easy feat for someone with no design background, like Victoria Beckham.
Originally designed in 1857 as a bank by Raphael Guastavin, son of the architect who designed the Grand Central Terminal Oyster Bar in New York and the main hall at Ellis Island, Gaia Restaurant is a landmark building in downtown Greenwich.
Premier Furnace Specialists received an order from a large Michigan-based commercial heat treater to design, manufacture and install an endothermic gas generator , which is a stand-alone unit designated to generate.
Although that design was easy and prevented gas hose twisting, customer complaints shot the original gas cap design back into production.
Premier Furnace Specialists received an order from a large Michigan-based commercial heat treater to design, manufacture and install an endothermic gas generator, which is a stand-alone unit designated to generate.
Generations X and Y, for example, seem to have a number of design preference commonalities, from a love of color and texture to a desire for clean, simple and modern designs.
The new gimbal designed by engineers at Ross-Hime Design Inc in Minneapolis, will give cameras and other sensors mounted on military UAVs 180° of horizon-to-horizon tracking.
The kitchen, bath and design trades are unique in that what is really being sold is a design or idea.
Graphic Design Before Graphic Design ers,' and More.
The editors of Graphic Design USA invite you to join the thousands of creative professionals who have been recognized by this national design competition for nearly five decades.
The 1983 debut of A History of Graphic Design by Philip B Meggs was the first time the words "History" and " Graphic Design " were used together in a book title.
Tibor Kalman, a graphic design er whose innovative ideas about art and society helped change the way a generation of designers and their clients viewed the world, died on Sunday at the Hyatt Dorado Hotel near San Juan, P.R.
Design Musem Zurich's current show Good Design, Good Business showcases the great graphic design from 1940-1970 of the Swiss chemical company Geigy.
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In science:

We will say that a k-design is efficient if the effort required to sample a state or unitary from the design is polynomial in n and k .
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
A unitary k-design is, in a sense, a stronger version of a state design.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Just as applying a Haarrandom unitary to an arbitrary pure state results in a uniformly random pure state, applying a unitary chosen from a unitary k-design to an arbitrary pure state should result in a state k-design.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Unitary designs can also be defined in terms of polynomials, so that if p is a polynomial with degree k in the matrix elements of U and k in the matrix elements of U ∗ , then averaging p over a unitary k-design should give the same answer as averaging over the Haar measure.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Approximate state designs were first introduced by Ambainis and Emerson and they constructed efficient approximate state k-designs for any k .
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
By taking the partial trace one can show that a k-design is a k ′ -design for k ′ ≤ k .
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Thus approximate k-designs are always at least approximate 1-designs.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Translated into k-design language, this says an exact unitary 1-design requires 22n unitaries but can be done approximately with 2n+o(n) .
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
So approximate designs can have fewer unitaries than exact designs.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
There are no known efficient exact constructions of unitary k-designs; it is hoped that our approach will yield approximate unitary designs efficiently.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Any approximate (or exact) unitary k-design on 2 qubits, such as the uniform distribution over the 2-qubit Clifford group, which is an exact 2-design.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Our framework readily generalises to k-designs for any k and the next step in this research is to prove that random circuits give approximate k-designs for all k .
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
While the fact that PR circuits yield approximate 2-designs has been formally proved very recently in , establishing mathematical and physical connections between PR algorithms and approximate t-designs of higher order is an important next step toward harnessing quantum pseudo-randomness.
Quantum pseudo-randomness from cluster-state quantum computation
The upcoming European design study ‘Einstein gravitational-wave Telescope’ represents the first step towards a substantial, international effort for the design of a third-generation interferometric gravitational wave detector.
Triple Michelson Interferometer for a Third-Generation Gravitational Wave Detector
Consequently, the detector design could be sub ject to fewer constraints than the on-going design of the second generation instruments.
Triple Michelson Interferometer for a Third-Generation Gravitational Wave Detector
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