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con•no•ta•tion



Pronunciation: (kon"u-tā'shun), [key]
n.
1. an act or instance of connoting.
2. the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.” Cf. denotation (def. 1).
3. Logic.the set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term and thus determining the range of objects to which that term may be applied; comprehension; intension.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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