4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12 The literal or "dictionary" meaning of a word.
The dictionary definition of a word.
a direct and specific meaning. See connotation.
a direct meaning, not implied (as in denote/connote, the opposite of connotation)
the strict definition of a word according to the dictionary. Note: This doesn't necessarily include any other ideas or feelings that are commonly associated with it.
The explicit meaning of a word as opposed to its connotation or metaphorical meaning
The dictionary meaning of a word, as opposed to connotation.
a word's dictionary meaning
the literal or dictionary meaning of a word (cf. connotation).
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"
A word's intrinsic, literal sense, excluding its overtones and shades of meaning (cf. Connotation). While we listed various connotations of 'travel' above, the denotation (from Webster's dictionary) is "to go from one place to another; to make a journey or journeys".
A description of a media text indicating its common sense, obvious meaning.
See connotation. Description
the strict, literal meaning of word
is the explicit or direct meaning of a word; dictionary definition.
The literal dictionary meaning(s) of a word as distinct from an associated idea or connotation. Sidelight: Many words have more than one denotation, such as the multiple meanings of fair or spring. In ordinary language, we strive for a single precise meaning of words to avoid ambiguity, but poets often take advantage of words with more than one meaning to suggest more than one idea with the same word. A pun also utilizes multiple meanings as a play on words.
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The explicit meaning of something.
A clear indication of meaning. Literal meaning.
A literal dictionary meaning of a word
The denotation of a word is its primary significance or reference, such as a dictionary mainly specifies.
the dictionary meaning of a word, what it literally denotes.
Basic objective ("dictionary") meaning of word in the lexicon. Compare with connotation.
The dictionary meaning of a word. See also connotation. For discussions of denotation and an exercise, go to the VirtuaLit Interactive Poetry Tutorial.
This word has distinct meanings in other fields: see denotation (semiotics) and connotation and denotation. For the opposite of Denotation see Connotation.
In semiotics, denotation is the surface or literal meaning encoded to a signifier, and the definition most likely to appear in a dictionary.