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denote

[dih-noht] /dɪˈnoʊt/
verb (used with object), denoted, denoting.
1.
to be a mark or sign of; indicate:
A fever often denotes an infection.
2.
to be a name or designation for; mean.
3.
to represent by a symbol; stand as a symbol for.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French dénoter, Latin dēnotāre to mark out, equivalent to dē- de- + notāre to mark; see note
Related forms
denotable, adjective
denotement, noun
undenotable, adjective
undenoted, adjective
Can be confused
connote, denote.
Synonyms
1. mark, signal, signify, evidence.
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  • The pattern and colours denoted affiliations such as school, regiment or sporting club.
  • In the middle of the figure is a crosswalk denoted by two parallel solid white lines crossing all approaching lanes.
  • Many of the houses have nicknames, denoted by a relief over the door.
  • Only later, by slight modifications of the original word, were two designations developed for the opposites which it denoted.
  • His left hand was a goodsized hand, a hand that denoted strength.
  • Each is denoted by a glowing archway, but there are no barriers between them, suggesting the fluidity of the productive impulse.
  • The denomination is denoted by a numeral on both sides of the note.
  • The speed of light in vacuum, usually denoted by c, is a physical constant important in many areas of physics.
  • Gravity from matter does the slowing while dark energy does the speeding, it creates a combined curve denoted by the red line.
  • Hyperlinks are denoted by underlined, bold, italic font.
British Dictionary definitions for denoted

denote

/dɪˈnəʊt/
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object)
1.
to be a sign, symbol, or symptom of; indicate or designate
2.
(of words, phrases, expressions, etc) to have as a literal or obvious meaning
Derived Forms
denotable, adjective
denotement, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dēnotāre to mark, from notāre to mark, note
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Word Origin and History for denoted

denote

v.

1590s, from Middle French dénoter (14c.), from Latin denotare "denote, mark out," from de- "completely" + notare "to mark" (see note (v.)). Related: Denoted; denoting.

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