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Related to denotative: Denotative meaning
1. Denoting or naming; designative.
2. Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings.
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1. (Linguistics) able to denote; designative
2. explicit; overt
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de•no•ta•tive(ˈdi noʊˌteɪ tɪv, dɪˈnoʊ tə tɪv)
1. tending to denote.
2. pertaining to denotation.
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|Adj.||1.||denotative - having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming|
explicit, expressed - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
connotative - having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
|2.||denotative - in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term|
literal - limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text; "a literal translation"
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denotative[dɪˈnəʊtətɪv] ADJ (Ling) → denotativo
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adj (Ling) → denotativ
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