Predesignate Pre*des"ig*nate, a. (Logic) A term used by Sir William Hamilton to define propositions having their quantity indicated by a verbal sign; as, all, none, etc.; -- contrasted with preindesignate, defining propositions of which the quantity is not so indicated. [1913 Webster]

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  • predesignate — [prē dez′ig nāt΄] vt. predesignated, predesignating to designate beforehand predesignation n …   English World dictionary

  • predesignate — predesignation, n. predesignatory /pree dez ig neuh tawr ee, tohr ee, pree dez ig nay teuh ree/, adj. /pree dez ig nayt /, v.t., predesignated, predesignating. to designate beforehand. [1815 25; PRE + DESIGNATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • predesignate — verb To designate in advance. See Also: designate, predesignation …   Wiktionary

  • predesignate — v. indicate beforehand, specify in advance, designate in advance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • predesignate — pre·designate …   English syllables

  • predesignate — pre•des′ig•nate v. t. nat•ed, nat•ing …   From formal English to slang

  • predesignate — /ˌpriˈdɛzɪgneɪt/ (say .pree dezignayt) verb (t) (predesignated, predesignating) to designate beforehand. –predesignation /priˌdɛzɪgˈneɪʃən/ (say pree.dezig nayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • predesignate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Preindesignate — Pre in*des ig*nate, a. (Logic.) Having no sign expressive of quantity; indefinite. See {Predesignate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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