WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ap•pel•la•tion /ˌæpəˈleɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. an identifying name, title, or designation.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ap•pel•la•tion  (ap′ə lāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a name, title, or designation.
  2. appellative (def. 1).
  3. the act of naming.
  • Latin appellātiōn- (stem of appellātiō) a naming, equivalent. to appellāt(us) (see appellate) + -iōn- -ion
  • Old French
  • late Middle English appelacion 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

appellation /ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən/ n
  1. an identifying name or title
  2. the act of naming or giving a title to

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