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 (dĭ-nō′tə-tĭv, dē′nō-tā′-)
1. Denoting or naming; designative.
2. Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings.

de·no′ta·tive·ly adv.


(dɪˈnəʊtətɪv) or


1. (Linguistics) able to denote; designative
2. explicit; overt
deˈnotatively adv


(ˈdi noʊˌteɪ tɪv, dɪˈnoʊ tə tɪv)

1. tending to denote.
2. pertaining to denotation.
de′no•ta`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.denotative - having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
explicit, expressed - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
connotative - having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
2.denotative - in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"




[dɪˈnəʊtətɪv] ADJ (Ling) → denotativo


adj (Ling) → denotativ
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