connotation


connotation
I noun allusion, application, bearing, broad meaning, coloring, comprehension, construction, context, denotation, derivation, drift, essence, essential meaning, expression, force, general meaning, gist, hint, idea, impact, implication, import, inference, information, innuendo, insinuation, intent, intention, interpretation, literal interpretation, literal meaning, literal sense, literality, meaning, natural meaning, object, obvious interpretation, obvious meaning, obvious sense, original meaning, plain meaning, point of, primary meaning, purport, range of meaning, real interpretation, real meaning, real sense, reference, scope, secondary implied meaning, sense, significance, signification, simple meaning, source, spirit, substance, substantial meaning, suggestion, symbolization, tenor, true meaning, unstrained meaning, worth II index context, gist (substance), hint, implication (inference), import, indication, innuendo, meaning, reference (allusion), signification, symbol

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  • CONNOTATION — CONNOTATI Si c’est en 1933 seulement que Bloomfield introduisit le terme de connotation parmi les concepts de la linguistique scientifique, l’idée même que véhicule ce mot (emprunté à la logique et à la philosophie, non sans modification de sens) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Connotation — Con no*ta tion (k[o^]n n[ o]*t[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. connotation.] The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted. [1913 Webster] 2. a meaning implied but not explicitly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Connotation — (v. lat.), Mitbezeichnung, Mitanzeige; daher Connotationstermin, Termin zur Anzeige sämmtlicher Forderungen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Connotation — Connotation, lat., Mitbezeichnung, Mitanzeige; Connotationstermin, Termin zur Anzeige sämmtlicher Forderungen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • connotation — connotation/denotation …   Philosophy dictionary

  • connotation — 1530s, from M.L. connotationem (nom. connotatio), from connotat , pp. stem of connotare signify in addition to the main meaning, a term in logic, lit. to mark along with, from L. com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + notare to mark (see NOTE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • connotation — denotation (see under DENOTE) Analogous words: suggestion, implication, intimation (see corresponding verbs at SUGGEST): evoking or evocation (see corresponding verb at EDUCE): import, signification, *meaning, significance, sense …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • connotation — [n] implication association, coloring, essence, hint, meaning, nuance, overtone, significance, suggestion, undertone; concepts 682,689 Ant. denotation …   New thesaurus

  • connotation — ► NOUN ▪ an idea or feeling invoked by a word in addition to its primary or literal meaning …   English terms dictionary

  • connotation — [kän΄ə tā′shən] n. [ME connotacion < ML connotatio] 1. the act or process of connoting 2. something connoted; idea or notion suggested by or associated with a word, phrase, etc. in addition to its explicit meaning, or denotation [“politician”… …   English World dictionary


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