|Designation: ascription of a character to an object that allows the localization within an order, as opposed to naming. See also denotation, individuation, identification, specification.|
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Naming / Applying / Prior: adjectives do not name, but can be applied to something - the application is not part of the meaning - descriptions can be understood without knowing to whom they are applied.
Objects of thought Oxford 1971
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003