Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a denotative manner; by way of denotation.

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Examples

  • We need only to use the word denotatively, for when we speak of the conceit of a scholar, an official, or a soldier, we mean properly the desire for fame, the activity of getting oneself praised and recognized.

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  • The denotatively and connotatively overloaded nomenclature of fantastic, fantastic marvellous and fantastic uncanny seem to me, therefore, deeply misapplied, with the latter two directly contradicting their consensus meanings.

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  • If all it denotatively means is “someone with whom I disagree but against whom I can provide no logical argument” then I will proudly accept it.

    Salon on the Loneliness of Max Baucus - Dan_Perrin’s blog - RedState

  • I'm just saying denotatively or connotatively there's no correlative relevance to what we are discussing now when looking at a question, becuase if we implement already existing UN resolutions, we are simply following through with what that same body politic has authorized.

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  • A genus is also commonly viewed denotatively, as a class containing smaller classes, its species; but in Logic it is, again, better to treat it connotatively, as a name whose definition is part of the definition of a given species.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • So to set aside these basic logical concepts when arguing that the idea of a multiverse is ludicrous comes across as stuffy, close-minded arrogance, as does finding fault with scientific theories or hypotheses based on MORAL grounds while denotatively correct, the connotation carries a strong RELIGIOUS association, making "ethical" a less biased and less misleading word choice.

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  • BHO missed denotatively, but was connotatively barbed.

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  • I do think that Aman contributes something important to the linguistic literature, and I think he ought to view a bit more seriously (and less rancorously) the opportunities accorded him by his experience with these powerful, private parts of the language to pursue a theme of analysis of its impact and why and how it carries so much weight, both denotatively and connotatively.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 1

  • There are actually two things at work in the Handbook: one is a genuine concern, when a generalized statement about people is to be made, about being unfair to women through the use of references which, though denotatively neutral, carry the strong scent of maleness.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2

  • That’s how we got to the point where the word “racist” which denotatively means to ascribe negative characteristics on the basis of genetics, has connotatively come to mean a bad and dishonest person.

    Social definitions of racism

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