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  • adj. Of or pertaining to connotation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit. Contrasted with denotative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a connotation


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  • This is not to say that an overblown articulation lacks some denotational insight, I stress, but to say it lacks connotational impact.

    On the Sublime

  • I wonder if there is an official term for what I mean by connotational experience.

    When We ASS-U-ME

  • I think I am gender neutral on that one - but I do realize that it is hard for other people to navigate the personal minefield that is my connotational experience.

    When We ASS-U-ME

  • “You made your connotational bed, now lie in it.”

    Can we find a better term for “Marginalized” People?

  • There are specific connotational disincentives to “liberal,” too.

    Can we find a better term for “Marginalized” People?

  • On a different tack, he chooses winter and spring, words that have gigantic semantic fields, with several denotational and connotational meanings, and countless metaphorical extensions.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The results suggested that this affective, connotational or semantic component could play an extremely important role in cognitive processing generally.

    Roger W. Sperry - Nobel Lecture

  • A major thrust in our current work is aimed at determining more precisely what shades of emotional, connotational or semantic content are able to cross through the brainstem and how they affect cognitive processing on the other side.

    Roger W. Sperry - Nobel Lecture

  • The more structured and specific informational components of cognitive processing were shown to be separable from the emotional and connotational components.

    Roger W. Sperry - Nobel Lecture

  • That was a scientific demonstration of the dynamics of connotational indices, and that is all it was. '

    The Past Through Tomorrow


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