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con·no·ta·tion

 (kŏn′ə-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of connoting.
2.
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.

con′no·ta′tive adj.
con′no·ta′tive·ly adv.

connotation

(ˌkɒnəˈteɪʃən)
n
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)

n.
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.
con′no•ta`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.connotation - what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
2.connotation - an idea that is implied or suggested
meaning, substance - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

connotation

noun implication, colouring, association, suggestion, significance, nuance, undertone It's just one of those words that's got so many negative connotations.

connotation

noun
1. Something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing:
2. That which is signified by a word or expression:
Translations
konotace
bibetydningkonnotationmedbetydning
konnotaatio
associatiebijbetekenisbijklankconnotatiegevoelswaarde
konnotasjon

connotation

[ˌkɒnəʊˈteɪʃən] Nconnotación f

connotation

[ˌkɒnəˈteɪʃən] nconnotation f, implication f

connotation

nAssoziation f, → Konnotation f (spec); the connotations of this worddie mit diesem Wort verbundenen Assoziationen, die Konnotationen dieses Wortes (spec)

connotation

[ˌkɒnəʊˈteɪʃn] nconnotazione f