definition of design by The Free Dictionary

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Noun 1. design – the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan); “he contributed to the design of a new instrument”
planning – the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise
2. design – an arrangement scheme; “the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult”; “it was an excellent design for living”; “a plan for seating guests”
organization, arrangement, organisation, system – an organized structure for arranging or classifying; “he changed the arrangement of the topics”; “the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original”; “he tried to understand their system of classification”
configuration, constellation – an arrangement of parts or elements; “the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time”
layout – a plan or design of something that is laid out
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Definition of Design by Merriam-Webster

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de·​sign | di-ˈzīn How to pronounce design (audio)

designed; designing; designs

transitive verb

1 : to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan : devise, contrive design a system for tracking inventory

2a : to conceive and plan out in the mind

he designed the perfect crime

b : to have as a purpose : intend she designed to excel in her studies

c : to devise for a specific function or end

a book designed primarily as a college textbook a suitcase designed to hold a laptop computer

3 archaic : to indicate with a distinctive mark, sign, or name

4a : to make a drawing, pattern, or sketch of

… a curious woman whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage …— Oscar Wilde

b : to draw the plans for

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