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the art or process of making a drawing of something to show how you will make it or what it will look like:
process of planning[uncountable]
The new plane is in its final design stage.
the design process
the design team
a course in graphic design
the way that something has been planned and made, including its appearance, how it works etc:
arrangement of parts[uncountable and countable]
The car's design has been greatly improved.
the design of the new building
Some changes have been made to the computer's basic design.
The electric windows are an important design feature of this model.
a pattern for decorating something:
a floral design
Vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of designs.
a drawing that shows how something will be made or what it will look like
the design for the new sports centre
a plan that someone has in their mind
intention[uncountable and countable]
by design (=intentionally)
We shall never know whether this happened by accident or by design.
He has some grand designs for the company.
to want something for yourself, especially because it will bring you money:
Several developers have designs on the property.
to want a sexual relationship with someone:
He had designs on her.