What does denotation mean?

Definitions for denotation
ˌdi noʊˈteɪ ʃənde·no·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indication, denotationnoun

    the act of indicating or pointing out by name

  2. reference, denotation, extensionnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. denotationnoun

    The act of denoting, or something (such as a symbol) that denotes

    Etymology: From to denote (from denoter, from denotare "denote, mark out", itself from de- "completely" + notare "to mark") + -ation

  2. denotationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From to denote (from denoter, from denotare "denote, mark out", itself from de- "completely" + notare "to mark") + -ation

  3. denotationnoun

    The intension and extension of a word

    Etymology: From to denote (from denoter, from denotare "denote, mark out", itself from de- "completely" + notare "to mark") + -ation

  4. denotationnoun

    Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol

    Etymology: From to denote (from denoter, from denotare "denote, mark out", itself from de- "completely" + notare "to mark") + -ation

  5. denotationnoun

    The surface or literal meaning encoded to a signifier, and the definition most likely to appear in a dictionary

    Etymology: From to denote (from denoter, from denotare "denote, mark out", itself from de- "completely" + notare "to mark") + -ation

  6. denotationnoun

    Any mathematical object which describes the meanings of expressions from the languages, formalized in the theory of denotational semantics

    Etymology: From to denote (from denoter, from denotare "denote, mark out", itself from de- "completely" + notare "to mark") + -ation

  7. denotationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From to denote (from denoter, from denotare "denote, mark out", itself from de- "completely" + notare "to mark") + -ation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Denotationnoun

    the marking off or separation of anything

    Etymology: [L. denotatio: cf. F. dnotation.]

Freebase

  1. Denotation

    Denotation is often associated with symbolism, as the denotation of a particular media text often represents something further; a hidden meaning is often encoded into a media text. In order to understand the difference between denotation and connotation in the media studies and semiotics uses it may be helpful to consider the following examples:

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  1. taeniodont

  2. detonation

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denotation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denotation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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