Definition of predesignation in English:

predesignation

noun

  • The action of predesignating or (occasionally) predesigning (something); prior designation, appointment, or specification; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Montagu (bap. 1575, d. 1641), bishop of Norwich and religious controversialist. From pre- + designation.

Pronunciation

predesignation

/ˌpriːdɛzɪɡˈneɪʃn/