1. the verbal act of naming

the part he failed was the naming of state capitals

Derivationally related forms: ↑name
Hypernyms: ↑speech act
Hyponyms: ↑acrophony, ↑numeration, ↑indication, ↑denotation, ↑specification
2. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

Syn: ↑appointment, ↑assignment, ↑designation
Derivationally related forms: ↑name, ↑designate (for: ↑designation), ↑assign (for: ↑assignment)
Hypernyms: ↑decision, ↑determination, ↑conclusion
inclined to or serving for the giving of names

the appellative faculty of children


the appellative function of some primitive rites

Syn: ↑appellative
Similar to: ↑denotative, ↑denotive
Derivationally related forms: ↑appellative (for: ↑appellative)

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