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denotative

[dee-noh-tey-tiv, dih-noh-tuh-tiv] /ˈdi noʊˌteɪ tɪv, dɪˈnoʊ tə tɪv/
adjective
1.
having power to denote.
2.
denoting or tending to denote:
the denotative meaning of a word.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; denotate + -ive
Related forms
denotatively, adverb
denotativeness, noun
nondenotative, adjective
nondenotatively, adverb
undenotative, adjective
undenotatively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for denotatively

denotative

adj.

1610s, from Latin denotat-, past participle stem of denotare (see denote) + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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