Definition Of denotations


the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

beyond their immediate denotation, the words have a connotative power

Example Of denotations

  • A single flaw in the process could send the entire denotation of the page askew.

  • According to Frege, while definitions should give the meanings and fix the denotations of terms, axioms should express truths.

  • All of these denotations involve philosophical complexities of absoluteness and are not relative or practical connotations.

  • Along the way, some figurative senses begin to associate themselves with ‘embed,’ but the denotations are always the same: The embedded substance is fixed, fast, surrounded, and cannot escape without extraction.

  • An improvement ‘of’ the land has an abstract denotation indicating a better quality or condition of the land itself, but having no independent existence or identity.

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