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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.

con′no·ta′tive adj.
con′no·ta′tive·ly adv.
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2 connotatively depicts the scene set for the hearing of the unprecedented presidential petition in Ghana.
Egunje, in its literal sense means a traditional herbal powder and can be interpreted idiomatically or connotatively to mean a bribe/bribery.
possessing the possibility of being read connotatively.
In the late 1800s, when the Paiute tribesman and prophet Wovoka began to share with his people the vision that would become the basis for the Ghost Dance, he did so amidst an atmosphere of fear and desperation among tribes of the Great Plains (if not everywhere in the United States), amidst the growing pressure of reeducation initiatives established by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (itself a possessive and connotatively charged nomenclature which represents "a liminal category, in which Indian is the foreign possessive name for a category, territory, which is the white man's future: a state to be"), and the shrinking of their territory due to colonization.
In contrast, much lower likelihoods of class formation were observed if the meaningful stimuli had connotatively contradictory valences (Grehan 1998; Leslie et al.
Cook's "linguistic schemata" contain knowledge about language and influence our expectations of what particular words mean both denotatively and connotatively.
It would likely be able to enforce its rights against marks that are connotatively, phonetically or visually similar, for games that are conceivably competitive.
Faulkner originally titled both LA and AA "Dark House," a phrase that connotatively links patrilineage (the house) to race (darkness), and evokes "deeply ingrained familial and cultural structures that contain the seeds of the novels' major crises" (Polk 25).
169) are questions that apply denotatively and obviously to the clandestine network and their activities while referring connotatively to individual life courses and to the passages of societies.
18 W/(m-K), although panel density was connotatively higher in those studies.
To show how words affect connotatively, not denotatively, on audience, Potter (1974) explained:
A very popular prayer for daughters is 'may she be lucky"; "luck" connotatively refers to her married life.