denotation


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de·no·ta·tion

 (dē′nō-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of denoting; indication.
2. Something, such as a sign or symbol, that denotes.
3. Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol.
4. The most specific or direct meaning of a word, in contrast to its figurative or associated meanings.

denotation

(ˌdiːnəʊˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of denoting; indication
2. a particular meaning, esp one given explicitly rather than by suggestion
3. (Linguistics)
a. something designated or referred to. Compare referent, connotation
b. another name for extension11

de•no•ta•tion

(ˌdi noʊˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with or suggested by it. Compare connotation (def. 2).
2. the act or fact of denoting; indication.
3. a word that names or denotes something.
4. a mark, sign, or symbol; indicator.
[1525–35; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denotation - the act of indicating or pointing out by name
naming - the verbal act of naming; "the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"
2.denotation - the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"
meaning, substance - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"

denotation

noun
That which is signified by a word or expression:
Translations
jeljelentésmegjelölés

denotation

[ˌdiːnəʊˈteɪʃən] N
1. (gen) → denotación f (also Ling, Philos); (= meaning) → sentido m
2. (= symbol) → símbolo m, señal f

denotation

n
(Philos, of term, concept) → Denotation f, → Begriffsumfang m; (of word)Bedeutung f
(= name: of object) → Bezeichnung f; (= symbol)Symbol nt
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