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DENOTATIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does denotative mean? 

DENOTATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DENOTATIVE has 2 senses:

1. having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
2. in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

  Familiarity information: DENOTATIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DENOTATIVE (adjective)


Sense 1denotative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

Synonyms:

denotative; denotive

Similar:

appellative; naming (inclined to or serving for the giving of names)

designative (serving to designate)

extensional (defining a word by listing the class of entities to which the word correctly applies)

numeric; numerical (designated by or expressed in numbers)

referent (having reference)

referential (referring or pointing to something)

Also:

explicit; expressed (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication)

Antonym:

connotative (having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit)


Sense 2denotative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

Synonyms:

denotative; explicit

Similar:

literal (limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text)


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