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1. The act or process of connoting.
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.
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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
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con•no•ta•tion(ˌkɒn əˈteɪ ʃən)
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.
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|Noun||1.||connotation - what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression|
|2.||connotation - an idea that is implied or suggested|
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noun implication, colouring, association, suggestion, significance, nuance, undertone It's just one of those words that's got so many negative connotations.
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1. Something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing:
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connotation[ˌkɒnəʊˈteɪʃən] N → connotación f
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connotation[ˌkɒnəʊˈteɪʃ/ən] n → connotazione f
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