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denotative (adj.)

"having power to denote," 1610s, from Latin denotat-, past-participle stem of denotare (see denote) + -ive. Related: Denotatively.

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Definitions of denotative

denotative (adj.)
having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming;
Synonyms: denotive
denotative (adj.)
in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term;
Synonyms: explicit
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