adjective Date: circa 1611 1. denoting or tending to denote 2. relating to denotation

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  • Denotative — De*not a*tive, a. Having power to denote; designating or marking off. [1913 Webster] 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denotative — index representative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • denotative — 1610s, from L. denotat , pp. stem of denotare (see DENOTE (Cf. denote)) + IVE (Cf. ive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • denotative — [dē′nō tāt΄iv, di nōt′ə tiv] adj. 1. denoting; indicative 2. of denotation denotatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • denotative — denotatively, adv. denotativeness, n. /dee noh tay tiv, di noh teuh tiv/, adj. 1. having power to denote. 2. denoting or tending to denote: the denotative meaning of a word. [1605 15; DENOTATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • denotative — denote ► VERB 1) be a sign of; indicate. 2) be a name or symbol for. DERIVATIVES denotation noun denotational adjective denotative adjective. USAGE On the difference between denote and connote …   English terms dictionary

  • denotative — adjective a) That denotes or names; designative b) Specific to the primary meaning of a term …   Wiktionary

  • denotative — Synonyms and related words: allegorical, associational, connotational, connotative, definable, demonstrative, denominative, denotational, designative, diagnostic, emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expressive, extended, extensional, figural,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • denotative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Serving to designate or indicate: denotive, designative, designatory, exhibitive, exhibitory, indicative, indicatory. See SHOW …   English dictionary for students

  • denotative — adj. indicating, representing, signifying …   English contemporary dictionary

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