Definitions and translations for "denotation"

Definition of denotation

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1. The act of denoting, or something (such as a symbol) that denotes
2. The primary, literal, or explicit meaning of a word, phrase, or symbol; that which a word denotes, as contrasted with its connotation; the aggregate or set of objects of which a word may be predicated.
The denotations of the two expressions "the morning star" and "the evening star" are the same (i.e. both expressions denote the planet Venus), but their connotations are different.
3. The intension and extension of a word
4. Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol
5. The surface or literal meaning encoded to a signifier, and the definition most likely to appear in a dictionary
6. Any mathematical object which describes the meanings of expressions from the languages, formalized in the theory of denotational semantics
7. A first level of analysis: what the audience can visually see on a page. Denotation often refers to something literal, and avoids being a metaphor.
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English - English - denotation

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n. indication; definition; symbol
n. denotation

English - Spanish - denotation

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s. denotación

English - French - denotation

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n. note, cotation, symbolisation; définition

English - German - denotation

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n. Note, Symbolisierung, Definition

English - Indonesian - denotation

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n. tanda, penunjuk, denotasi

English - Italian - denotation

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s. denotazione, indicazione; nome, designazione; segno, simbolo; significato; (Filos) estensione

English - Polish - denotation

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n. oznaczenie, oznaka, znaczenie, zakres, denotacja

English - Portuguese - denotation

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s. denotação, definição, estipulação

English - Romanian - denotation

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n. indicaţie, însemnare, notare, semn

English - Russian - denotation

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с. обозначение, знак, указание, название, имя, точное значение, предметная отнесенность, смысл, объем понятия

English - Turkish - denotation

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i. belirtme, ifade, anlam; ad, ünvan

English - Ukrainian - denotation

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n. позначення, знак, зазначення, назва, значення, точний смисл

English - Dutch - denotation

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zn. kenteken, cijfer; beschrijving

English - Greek - denotation

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ουσ. σημασία, δήλωση, ένδειξη

English - Arabic - denotation

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‏معنى دلالة، اسم، علامة، إشارة‏

English - Chinese - denotation

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(名) 指示

English - Chinese - denotation

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(名) 指示

English - Hindi - denotation

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n. निशान, चिह्न, दाग़, संकेत, नाम, मतलब, माने, अर्थ, सुझाव, निदेर्श, हिदायत, आदेश

English - Japanese - denotation

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(名) 表示; 定義; 記号

English - Korean - denotation

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명. 지시, 표시; 의미; 상징

English - Vietnamese - denotation

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n. dấu hiệu, biểu hiệu, ý nghĩa, dùng theo nghĩa rộng, biểu lộ, sự chứng tỏ, chỉ rỏ

German - Chinese - denotation

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[die] 外缘。指称。指示意义。本意。本义。
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Synonyms for denotation
significance: meaning, sense, connotation, import, signification