connotation
noun Date: 1532 1. a. the suggesting of a meaning by a word apart from the thing it explicitly names or describes b. something suggested by a word or thing ; implication <
the connotations of comfort that surrounded that old chair
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2. the signification of something <
that abuse of logic which consists in moving counters about as if they were known entities with a fixed connotation — W. R. Inge
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3. an essential property or group of properties of a thing named by a term in logic — compare denotationconnotational adjective

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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 — 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,… …   Law 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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