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designation

[‚dez·əg′nā·shən]
(computer science)
An item of data forming part of a computer record that indicates the type of record and thus determines how it is to be processed.

designation

A name, title or identification of something. If ABC is designated as "123," then ABC is called "123," or ABC is assigned to the "123" category.
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Some designations are based on rigorous testing of substantive knowledge, but many are not.
The designations may also trigger challenges from parent groups, public health advocates, and medical associations that disagree with Pruitts designations - particularly those that have changed from initial assessments.
* Learn more about designations at www.appraisalinstitute .org/designated.
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 .
FINRA's professional designations tool lists a whopping 177 financial designations.
Those wishing to pursue the specialist designations can visit www.mtna.org to learn the details of the application process and the information necessary to complete the Specialist Projects.
While fast-track and priority review designations, and the accelerated approval pathway approaches have been established since the 1990's, breakthrough therapy designation is a relatively new approach recognized by the FDA in 2012 to accelerate the development of drugs indicated for serious or life-threatening conditions, where preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug demonstrates substantial improvement on at least one clinically significant endpoint when compared to existing marketed drugs.
We consider NAAEI designations the standard in property management education."
The Appraisal Institute will begin issuing two review designations in 2014.
In a case of back to the future, senior designations are receiving regulatory attention after the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a scathing report criticizing their use.
Consumer protection issues are always a concern for state insurance departments--but over the past few years, much of the focus has narrowed in on the sale of life insurance and annuities, with particular attention paid to the "senior insurance experience." With that in mind, it is critical that agents and insurers understand the current regulatory environment as it relates to senior designations and certifications.
Completing the AIC program can also provide a leg-up on other designations, such as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).