denotation

[ dee-noh-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF denotation

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The denotation of the tenses was effected by appropriate signs.

How little is the difference in denotation, how great the difference in suggestion!

We ought, if possible, to define in consonance with the denotation.

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

Connotation and Denotation are often said to vary inversely in quantity.

The larger the connotation the smaller the denotation, and vice vers.

Clearly, these equations are, like Hamilton's, concerned with denotation.

In denotation the genus includes the species; in connotation the species includes the genus.

Explain and illustrate what is meant by the Denotation and Connotation of a Term.

Thus a proper name or even an abstract term is said to have Denotation.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "indication," from Late Latin denotationem (nominative denotatio), noun of action from past participle stem of denotare (see denote). As a term in logic, from 1843 (contrasted with connotation).

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acceptation

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