Definition of Denotative

1. Adjective. Having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming.

Exact synonyms: Denotive
Similar to: Appellative, Naming, Designative, Extensional, Referent, Referential
Also: Explicit, Expressed
Antonyms: Connotative
Derivative terms: Denote, Denote



2. Adjective. In accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term.
Exact synonyms: Explicit
Similar to: Literal
Derivative terms: Denote, Explicitness

Definition of Denotative

1. a. Having power to denote; designating or marking off.

Definition of Denotative

1. Adjective. That denotes or names; designative ¹

2. Adjective. Specific to the primary meaning of a term ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Denotative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Denotative

denormalize
denormalized
denormalizes
denormalizing
denosumab
denotable
denotate
denotated
denotates
denotating
denotation
denotational
denotational semantics
denotationally
denotations
denotative (current term)
denotatum
denote
denoted
denotee
denotees
denotement
denotements
denotes
denoteth
denoting
denotive
denouement
denouements
denounc't

Literary usage of Denotative

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1. A Text-book of Deductive Logic for the Use of Students: For the Use of Students by P. K. Ray (1886)
"... the connotative or rather attributive meaning of a term as its direct and explicit meaning, and the denotative meaning as indirect and implicit. § 12. ..."

2. Logic in the Application to Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1856)
"... (denotative).—The Attribute they denote that of Relation. § It is in their convertibility that the peculiar character of the pronouns exists. ..."

3. Mental Evolution in Man, Origin of Human Faculty by George John Romanes (1889)
"In other words, denotative sign-making never begins to occur until indicative sign-making has advanced considerably ; and when denotative sign-making does ..."

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