- n. Plural form of denotation.
“The contrast between emblematic visual denotations, which is what he took the hieroglyphics to be, and the misleadingly temporal and casually metaphorical connotations of ordinary written language, runs through many of the poem's notes, from his call for a "dignified pantomime" like the Eleusinian”
“Of course no ammo is allowed and everyone bring a gun must bring a can good for denotations.”
“Content", in its general use, is largely just an informal term for the sense encoded in a representative articulation, constructed from the denotations of its words and the grammatical relationships between them; it is the assertion being made as regards a subject (context in Jakobson's model).”
“Let me put it this way, each word has unique semantic denotations and connotations, therefore for the banning of a word to infringe the freedom of speech it is only necessary to show that there exists some idea that cannot be expressed as well by other words, the unique idea expressed by the banned word itself suffices to provide an example.”
“The word lot has denotations of both inheritance and fate which point to his class-determined situation.”
“Her reading hinges on the word wasteful which she interprets as profligate, but devastating or destructive are more consistent denotations of wasteful, particularly in light of a subsequent passage which describes how the storm places all people on an equal playing field:”
“Do you see any racial denotations or connotations?”
“I think one of the traditional meanings of irony is that you don't mean the literal denotations of the text, that you're saying those words but you mean the opposite.”
“For Obama, words have denotations, fixed dictionary definitions, only to the extent that he can use them to fool the little people, but to him and his elite, socialistic comrades, words have only connotations, the connotations they prefer, and which are useful in the continuing glorification of Obama, at any given moment.”
“They will have exactly the denotations that they carry in those sciences.”
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