connotative

connotative
connote VERB 1) (of a word) imply or suggest in addition to its primary or literal meaning. 2) imply as a consequence or condition.
DERIVATIVES connotative adjective.
USAGE Connote does not mean the same as denote: whereas denote refers to the literal, primary meaning of something, connote refers to other characteristics suggested or implied by that thing. Thus, one might say that a word like mother denotes ‘a woman who is a parent’ but connotes qualities such as protection and affection.
ORIGIN Latin connotare 'mark in addition' .

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  • connotative — ● connotatif, connotative adjectif (latin scolastique connotativus) Relatif à la connotation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • connotative — See connotation. * * * …   Universalium

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