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denotative


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Denotative  \De*not"a*tive\,  a. 
  Having  power  to  denote;  designating  or  marking  off 
 
  Proper  names  are  pre["e]minently  denotative;  telling  us 
  that  such  as  object  has  such  a  term  to  denote  it  but 
  telling  us  nothing  as  to  any  single  attribute. 
  --Latham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  denotative 
  adj  1:  having  the  power  of  explicitly  denoting  or  designating  or 
  naming  [syn:  {denotive}]  [ant:  {connotative}] 
  2:  in  accordance  with  fact  or  the  primary  meaning  of  a  term 
  [syn:  {explicit}] 




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