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Meaning of DENOTATIVE

Pronunciation:  'deenow`teytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
  2. [adj]  in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
 

DENOTATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: appellative, denotive, designative, extensional, literal, naming(a), numeric, numerical, referential
 
 Antonyms: connotative
 
 See Also: explicit, expressed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allegorical, associational, connotational, connotative, definable, demonstrative, denominative, denotational, designative, diagnostic, emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expressive, extended, extensional, figural, figurative, full of meaning, full of point, full of substance, identifying, ideographic, idiosyncratic, implicative, indicating, indicative, indicatory, individual, intelligible, intensional, interpretable, meaning, meaningful, meaty, metaphorical, naming, pathognomonic, peculiar, pithy, pointed, pregnant, readable, referential, representative, semantic, semiotic, sententious, signalizing, significant, significative, signifying, substantial, suggestive, symbolic, symbolistic, symbological, symptomatic, symptomatologic, transferred, typical
 

 

 

 

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