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.
Ownership" is, of course, another connotative term
, suggesting far more than mere decentralisation or even devolution of service provision, which were the likely intentions for capacity building.
Nominal definitions are, however, essential to grasp the meaning of a connotative term.
Absolute and Connotative Terms and Their Modes of Acquisition.
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.
In order to see why, a crucial distinction which Ockham makes between absolute and connotative terms must be introduced.
30) Connotative terms, on the other hand, signify something primarily and another thing secondarily.
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.
William of Ockham, for whom connotative terms primarily signify what they are truly predicable of, but secondarily signify or connote, for example, the abstract concept contained in their nominal definitions.