meaning of design

1. To draw preliminary outline or main features of; to sketch for a pattern or model; to delineate; to trace out; to draw.
To mark out and exhibit; to designate; to indicate; to show; to point out; to appoint.
To create or produce, as a work of art; to form a plan or scheme of; to form in idea; to invent; to project; to lay out in the mind; as, a man designs an essay, a poem, a statue, or a cathedral.
To intend or purpose; -- usually with for before the remote object, but sometimes with to.
To form a design or designs; to plan.
A preliminary sketch; an outline or pattern of the main features of something to be executed, as of a picture, a building, or a decoration; a delineation; a plan.
A plan or scheme formed in the mind of something to be done; preliminary conception; idea intended to be expressed in a visible form or carried into action; intention; purpose; -- often used in a bad sense for evil intention or purpose; scheme; plot.
Specifically, intention or purpose as revealed or inferred from the adaptation of means to an end; as, the argument from design.
The realization of an inventive or decorative plan; esp. , a work of decorative art considered as a new creation; conception or plan shown in completed work; as, this carved panel is a fine design, or of a fine design.
The invention and conduct of the subject; the disposition of every part, and the general order of the whole.
design The approach that engineering and some other disciplines use to specify how to create or do something. A successful design must satisfies a perhaps informal functional specification do what it was designed to do; conforms to the limitations of the target medium it is possible to implement; meets implicit or explicit requirements on performance and resource usage it is efficient enough. A design may also have to satisfy restrictions on the design process itself, such as its length or cost, or the tools available for doing the design. In the software life-cycle, design follows requirements analysis and is followed by implementation. ["Object-Oriented Analysis and Design with Applications", 2nd ed. , Grady Booch].
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"

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