denotative

ADJECTIVE
  1. having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
  2. in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
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How To Use denotative In A Sentence

  • A focus on language, connotative and denotative meaning, is especially important in the cultural adaptation process.
  • Conceptual meaning: the central part of meaning, which contains logical, cognitive, or denotative content.
  • Provocations include not only the lack of grammar, but highly disjunctive and often obscure use of line breaks which abandon denotative and connotative functions of words in favour of half swallowed or choked sounds.
  • Nevertheless, capital also demands the continual re-invention of the “new” in the form of new language games and new denotative statements, and so, paradoxically, a certain paralogy is required by the system itself. Postmodernism
  • I cannot crawl into the minds of the youngest generation of psychologists to learn whether exceptional still carries what I must regard, personally, to be the unconscionable semantic distortion, both denotative and connotative, introduced a generation ago using "etymological" grounds for justification. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 1
  • Instead I found an illtempered, confused set of generalizations about what analytical philosophers believe about history, distortion and misrepresentation of my views, and a peroration on the "wholly denotative" language of science and the "connotative" language of history that should win Hexter some kind of prize for philosophical incompetence. Letting Go
  • Personal names have both denotative and connotative functions — shorthand for a bundle of associations attached to a person. IPSC: trademark and the consumer
  • Stories are never just arguments; they work most effectively by being neither didactic nor definitive: they attract and hold our attention because they are connotative not denotative.
  • Instead, each of us is to use the denotative and connotative meanings of these terms with which we are most comfortable.
  • A focus on language, connotative and denotative meaning, is especially important in the cultural adaptation process.
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