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tr.v. de·not·ed, de·not·ing, de·notes
1. To mark; indicate: a frown that denoted increasing impatience.
2. To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify: A flashing yellow light denotes caution.
3. To signify directly; refer to specifically: The word "river" denotes a moving body of water and connotes such things as the relentlessness of time and the changing nature of life.

[French dénoter, from Latin dēnotāre : dē-, de- + notāre, to mark; see connote.]

de·not′a·ble adj.
de·no′tive adj.
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Adj.1.denotive - 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"


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For the Frenchman, indistinctness became increasingly necessary to the act of painting itself, because by denoting things that could barely be seen (such as buildings on the Thames as viewed through fog), he made it so much easier for himself to free colour and tone from their denotive shackles.
This denotive value is the product of Persian Gulf remaining resources in Table 4, and the $50 illustrative price.
To conclude, American evangelicals are showing a preference for the aesthetic use of eschatological symbols, subordinating the prognosticating, denotive use so associated with end-time believers.