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