connotation

[ kon-uh-tey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF connotation

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Why, I should say it means 'skilful, clever,' and it carries with it the connotation of 'novel.'

It has kept the connotation of "grace," but lost that of "nobility."

The history of the title in this connotation is somewhat obscure.

Here there is no question of atmosphere, of suggestion, of connotation.

At any rate, if the etymology is false, the connotation is true.

Kala is as nearly as possible barbarian, and has a connotation of contempt.

The origin of the word in this connotation is somewhat complicated.

For the denotation may be increased in a sense without affecting the connotation.

This term carries no connotation of teleology, as here used.

In actual practice, however, grammar did not possess this connotation.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Medieval Latin connotationem (nominative connotatio), from connotat-, past participle stem of connotare "signify in addition to the main meaning," a term in logic, literally "to mark along with," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + notare "to mark" (see note).

A word denotes its primary meaning, its barest adequate definition -- father denotes "one that has begotten." A word connotes the attributes commonly associated with it -- father connotes "male sex, prior existence, greater experience, affection, guidance."

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