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appellation

Definition:

identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

appellations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

appellative | denomination | designation | compellation [rare] | denom. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from Old French apelacion (13th...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

appellation | appellations [plural]

[formal or dated] A name, title, or designation. | An indication for wine that describes its geographic origin. (17 of 37 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/appellation

Wikipedia:

Appellation

a legally defined and protected geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine were grown; other types of food often have appellations as well. Restrictions other than geographical boundaries, such as what grapes may be grown, ... (39 of 891 words)

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Appellation (disambiguation)

in general is a name, title, designation, or the act of naming. Specifically it may refer to: Appellation of origin, or geographical indication, a name or sign used on certain products or which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin... (41 of 141 words, 4 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

appellation | compellation [rare]

an identifying name or title | the act of naming or giving a title to (14 of 436 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/appellation

Merriam-Webster:

appellation | designation [synonym, sense-specific] | name [synonym, sense-specific] | appellative [synonym, sense-specific] | cognomen [synonym, sense-specific] | compellation [synonym, sense-specific] | denomination [synonym, sense-specific] | denotation [synonym, sense-specific] | handle [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

an identifying name or title; "designation" | [archaic] the act of calling by a name | a geographical name (as of a region, village, or vineyard) ... (24 of 152 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/appellation

American Heritage Dictionary:

appellation

A name, title, or designation. | A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a ... (27 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/appellation

Oxford Dictionary:

appellation [entry 1]

Syllabification: (ap·pel·la·tion) | [formal] | a name or title | the action of giving a name to a person or thing. (18 of 62 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/appellation

appellation [entry 1, formal]

a name or title | the action of giving a name to someone or something. (14 of 61 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/appellation

appellation [entry 2]

an appellation contrôlée | a wine bearing an appellation contrôlée | the district in which a wine bearing an appellation contrôlée is produced (21 of 68 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/appellation--2

New World Dictionary:

appellation | compellation [rare]

the act of calling by a name | a name or title that describes or identifies a person or thing; designation (20 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/appellation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

appellation [countable, formal] | appellations [plural]

a name or title (4 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/appellation

Random House Dictionary:

appellation | appellative [synonym, definition 1, sense-specific]

a name, title, or designation. | appellative (definition 1) | the act of naming. (12 of 20 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/appellation

Cambridge Dictionary:

appellation [formal]

a name or title (4 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/appellation

Britannica Encyclopedia:

name

a word or group of words used to refer to an individual entity. A name singles out the entity by directly pointing to it, not by specifying it as a ... (30 of 1302 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/402224​/name

Encarta Dictionary:

appellation [formal] | appellations [plural]

the name or title by which something or somebody is known (11 of 38 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586341​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

appellation

First use: late 15th century

Origin: "action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from Old French apelacion (13th century), from Latin appellationem (nominative ... (20 of 61 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=appellation

appellative

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: Latin appellativus, from appellat-, past participle stem of appellare. As a noun, attested from 1590s.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=appellative

American Heritage Dictionary:

appellation

Origin: Middle English appelacion, from Old French appelation, from Latin appellātiō, appellātiōn-, from appellātus, past ... (14 of 39 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/appellation

appellative

Origin: Middle English, common (noun), from Old French appelatif, from Late Latin appelātīvus, from Latin appellātus, past ... (16 of 25 etymology words)

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compellation

Origin: Latin compellātiō;, compellātiōn-, from compellātus, past participle of compellāre, to address; see pel- [sense-specific] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/compellation

Wiktionary:

appellation | appellations [plural]

Origin: the Old French apellatiun, from the Latin appellātiō ("a naming").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/appellation

appellative | appellatives [plural]

Origin: Late Latin appellativus, from the stem appella- "to call", with the adjectival suffix -ive.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/appellative

compellation | compellations [plural]

Origin: Latin compellatio, from compellatus, the past participle of compello, from com- + pello. Compare appellation.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/compellation

New World Dictionary:

appellation

Origin: Latin appellatio from past participle of appellare, "appeal"

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appellative

Origin: Latin appellativus from past participle of appellare, "appeal"

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compellation [rare]

Origin: Latin compellatio from compellare, to accost, address from Latin compellere: see "compel"

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Oxford Dictionary:

appellation [entry 1]

Origin: late Middle English: via Old French from Latin appellation-, from the verb appellare (see "appeal")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/appellation

appellation [entry 1, formal]

Origin: late Middle English: via Old French from Latin appellatio(n-), from the verb appellare (see "appeal")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/appellation

appellation [entry 2]

Origin: abbreviation of appellation (d'origine) contrôlée

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/appellation--2

appellative

Origin: late Middle English: from late Latin appellativus, from appellat- "addressed", from the verb appellare (see "appeal")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/appellative

Merriam-Webster:

compellation

First use: 1603

Origin: Latin compellation-, compellatio, from compellare to address, from com- + -pellare (as in appellare to accost, appeal to)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/compellation

Collins Dictionary:

compellation

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin compellātiō, from compellāreto accost, from appellāre to call

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/compellation

Encarta Dictionary:

appellation [formal] | appellations [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French "naming" from Latin appellation- from appellare

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586341​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

appellation | appellations [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "appellation"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/appellation

Collins Dictionary:

appellation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "appellation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/appellation

appellative

Audio: British English pronunciation of "appellative"

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compellation

Audio: British English pronunciation of "compellation"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/compellation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

appellation [countable, formal] | appellations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "appellation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/appellation

Macmillan American Dictionary:

appellation [countable, formal] | appellations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "appellation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/appellation

Cambridge Dictionary:

appellation [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "appellation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "appellation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/appellation

the Free Dictionary:

appellation

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "appellation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "appellation" by speech synthesizer

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appellative

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "appellative"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "appellative"

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compellation

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "compellation"

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Google Dictionary:

appellation | appellations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "appellation"

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appellative | appellatives [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "appellative"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

appellation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "appellation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=appell​03 word=appellation

appellative

Audio: North American pronunciation of "appellative"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=appell​04 word=appellative

compellation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "compellation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=compel​03 word=compellation

YourDictionary Audio:

appellation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "appellation" by speech synthesizer

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appellative

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compellation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "compellation"

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