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 for appellation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appellation \Ap`pel*la"tion\, n. [L. appellatio, fr. appellare:
     cf. F. appellation. See Appeal.]
     1. The act of appealing; appeal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     2. The act of calling by a name.
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     3. The word by which a particular person or thing is called
        and known; name; title; designation.
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              They must institute some persons under the
              appellation of magistrates.           --Hume.
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     Syn: See Name.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: identifying word or words by which someone or something is
           called and classified or distinguished from others [syn:
           appellation, denomination, designation,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "appellation":
     appellative, baptism, binomen, binomial name, byword, calling,
     christening, cognomen, cryptonym, definition, denomination,
     designation, empty title, epithet, eponym, euonym, handle,
     honorific, hyponym, identification, label, moniker, name, namesake,
     naming, nicknaming, nomen, nomen nudum, proper name, proper noun,
     scientific name, secret name, style, styling, tag, tautonym,
     terming, title, trinomen, trinomial name

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