Definition of designator in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌnātər/


See designate

‘It is routine administrative traffic full of alphanumeric designators that mean little without a cue sheet, a recitation of mileages, case numbers and criminal histories.’
  • ‘Military personnel should use their support group designator and address when indicating their current assignment.’
  • ‘They need the night-vision systems and these laser designators for targeting, so we see an increase here, too.’
  • ‘To avoid misunderstandings, we always use phonetic designators.’
  • ‘Place names had their own two or three-letter designators.’