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1    to work out the structure or form of (something), as by making a sketch, outline, pattern, or plans  
2    to plan and make (something) artistically or skilfully  
3    tr   to form or conceive in the mind; invent  
4    tr   to intend, as for a specific purpose; plan  
5    tr  
Obsolete   to mark out or designate  
6    a plan, sketch, or preliminary drawing  
7    the arrangement or pattern of elements or features of an artistic or decorative work  
the design of the desk is Chippendale     
8    a finished artistic or decorative creation  
9    the art of designing  
10    a plan, scheme, or project  
11    an end aimed at or planned for; intention; purpose  
12    often pl; often foll by: on or against   a plot or hostile scheme, often to gain possession of (something) by illegitimate means  
13    a coherent or purposeful pattern, as opposed to chaos  
God's design appears in nature     
14    argument from design     (Philosophy)      another name for       teleological argument  
     (C16: from Latin designare to mark out, describe, from de- + signare to mark, from signum a mark, sign)  
  designable      adj  

argument from design  
      n      another name for       teleological argument  
between-subjects design  
      n   modifier     (Statistics)   (of an experiment) concerned with measuring the value of the dependent variable for distinct and unrelated groups subjected to each of the experimental conditions  
   Compare       within-subjects design       matched-pairs design  
computer-aided design  
      n   the use of computer techniques in designing products, esp. involving the use of computer graphics,   (Abbrev.)    CAD  
industrial design  
      n   the art or practice of designing any object for manufacture  
  industrial designer      n  
matched-pairs design  
      n   modifier     (Statistics)   (of an experiment) concerned with measuring the values of the dependent variables for pairs of subjects that have been matched to eliminate individual differences and that are respectively subjected to the control and the experimental condition  
   Compare       between-subjects design       within-subjects design  
within-subjects design  
      n   modifier     (Statistics)   (of an experiment) concerned with measuring the value of the dependent variable for the same subjects under the various experimental conditions  
   Compare       between-subjects design       matched-pairs design  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    delineate, describe, draft, draw, outline, plan, sketch, trace  
2    blueprint, delineation, draft, drawing, model, outline, plan, scheme, sketch  
3    conceive, create, fabricate, fashion, invent, originate, think up  
4    arrangement, configuration, construction, figure, form, motif, organization, pattern, shape, style  
5    aim, contrive, destine, devise, intend, make, mean, plan, project, propose, purpose, scheme, tailor  
6    enterprise, plan, project, schema, scheme, undertaking  
7    aim, end, goal, intent, intention, meaning, object, objective, point, purport, purpose, target, view  
8      (often plural)    conspiracy, evil intentions, intrigue, machination, plot, scheme  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

interior designer n.
one who designs a room interior

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to design
[US] I style the furnitures i would like to have in my house
a teamwork session in the visual domain (design, architecture, urban planning) organized on the purpose of finalizing a project within a previously defined timeframe.
The correct spelling in French (where the word originates from) is "charrette". "charette" is the Anglicized form.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
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