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1. The act or process of connoting.
a. An idea or meaning suggested by or associated with a word or thing: Hollywood holds connotations of romance and glittering success.
b. The set of associations implied by a word in addition to its literal meaning.
3. Logic The set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term; intension.
1. (Linguistics) an association or idea suggested by a word or phrase; implication
2. the act or fact of connoting
3. (Logic) logic another word for intension1
connotative, conˈnotive adj
ˈconnoˌtatively, conˈnotively adv
con•no•ta•tion(ˌkɒn əˈteɪ ʃən)
1. an act or instance of connoting.
2. the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: The word home often has the connotation “a place of warmth and affection.” Compare denotation (def. 1).
[1525–35; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
con•no•ta•tive (ˈkɒn əˌteɪ tɪv, kəˈnoʊ tə-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||connotation - what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression|
|2.||connotation - an idea that is implied or suggested|
1. Something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing: