A connotative term is one that signifies something in relation to something or some things, called the "connotatum" or "connotata" of the term.
However, the term "wealthy" is obviously a connotative term because it signifies human beings in relation to their wealth, namely, as the possessors of wealth.
By contrast, the signification of a connotative term is exhausted by a single definition.
The disadvantage of this approach is that the truth of analytic sentences can no longer be understood simply in terms of the synonymy between a connotative term and its nominal definition which raises doubts about their status as analytic sentences.
Nominal definitions are, however, essential to grasp the meaning of a connotative term.
Absolute terms signify only that which is in their extension whereas connotative terms consignify things of which they cannot be predicated.
Presumably, the depth of meaningfulness of a stimulus is directly related to the number or denotative and connotative terms
with which it is associated.
The application of schema theory in the analysis of 10:01 has also shown that links can confirm or refresh linguistic schemata by using denotative or connotative terms
as links and they can confirm or refresh world schemata by importing information from and to the fictional and actual worlds.
So 'The Brain has Corridors' and doors which bolt, and chambers--one of those connotative terms
which ally notions of intimacy (bedchamber), constituent parts of certain organs of the body, part of a revolver and mediaeval places of torture.
In order to see why, a crucial distinction which Ockham makes between absolute and connotative terms
must be introduced.
Of particular interest is Darge's recognition, in chapters 5, 6 and 7, of the role of the Ockhamist doctrine of connotative terms
for Suarez's distinction between being and its transcendental properties.
The expressions "vegetative soul" and "sensitive soul" are therefore connotative terms
having the same referent (for example, horse), but making that referent known in different ways.