Definition of Connotation

1. Noun. What you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression.

Exact synonyms: Intension
Generic synonyms: Import, Meaning, Significance, Signification
Derivative terms: Connotational, Connote, Intensional



2. Noun. An idea that is implied or suggested.
Generic synonyms: Meaning, Substance
Derivative terms: Connotational, Connote

Definition of Connotation

1. n. The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted.

Definition of Connotation

1. Noun. A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning. A characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in. ¹

2. Noun. A technical term in logic used by J. S. Mill and later logicians to refer to the attribute or aggregate of attributes connoted by a term, and contrasted with ''denotation''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Connotation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Connotation

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Literary usage of Connotation

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1. The Essentials of Logic, Being Ten Lectures on Judgment and Inference by Bernard Bosanquet (1895)
"Inverse ratio of Connotation and Denotation. 7. It has sometimes been said that Connotation is in inverse ratio1 to Denotation. Mill explains the fact upon ..."

2. A Manual of Logic by James Welton (1896)
"Connotation It is thus seen that the question of connotation is, in of know-C essence, a question of knowledge. It is neither entirely lodge. objective, ..."

3. The Essentials of Logic by Roy Wood Sellars (1917)
"The Inverse Variation of Connotation and Denotation. ... It should be noted that, in our actual thinking, the connotation ofa term is more apt to ..."

4. Logic, Deductive and Inductive by Carveth Read (1898)
"In such a case as this, where we have well-marked natural classes, the term whose connotation is included in the others' is called a Genus of that Species. ..."

5. A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of by John Stuart Mill (1879)
"It is better, in such a case, to give a fixed connotation to the term by restricting, than by extending its use ; rather excluding from the epithet ..."

6. Aristotle by George Grote (1872)
"What is connoted by the term matter in here the essential idea, that which is bound up with the idea connoted by servant ; while the connotation of man or ..."

7. The elements of deductive logic by Thomas Fowler (1883)
"On the Denotation and Connotation of Terms. A TERM may be said to denote or designate individuals or groups of individuals, to connote or mean attributes or ..."

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