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having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

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in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

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The transitivity analysis, as applied in Figures 1 and 2, displays the texts in various semiotic slots taking care of denotative meanings, yet, leaving untouched connotative representations.
North Korea as "dangerous" and "predictable" is undoubtedly the denotative message--it is the literal and unambiguous representation.
The 2012 American League MVP race constituted a crisis among baseball journalists in defining "valuable" as an observation statement (with high denotative conformity) or a theory statement (with low denotative conformity) about the world.
Riley's use of visual abstraction, using light and colour as denotative of her objectless state, is comparable to Klint's practice.
"For example, an image of a tropical island would have a basic denotative reading of a tropical location, and a possible connotative reading of a vacation or relaxation" (Rhoades & Irani, 2008, p.
Resorting to a denotative source, an Afrikan is defined as "a native of Afrika (esp.
The question of "fidelity" is always a bit of a sticky--wicket when translating poetry because poetic language proceeds precisely by employing a confusion of connotative and denotative meanings.
Since a TV program is a complex of denotative and connotative meanings, a hegemonic reading creates-most often unconsciously-a correspondence between the dominant ideology the program produces and audience receptiveness to the overt and hidden messages.
Shoulson examines translated texts such as the King James version of the Bible (1611) and Chapman's translation of Homer's Iliad (1611) and Odyssey (1614) and argues that linguistic translation also functions as a "fiction of conversion" due to the changing connotative and denotative elements of the translation process.
In what follows we will analyze the lexicographical definitions for a part of the corpus of our thesis (9), from the paradigmatic point of view, focussing on the frequency of the denotative cosmetic meaning usage and the appearance of conotative meanings, as well as the extent to which the disambiguation necessary for proper communication is accomplished.
The pressure of the events is translated in form denotative significances as DS-images on the component subjects of the Dogmatic System of the set of believers belonging to Structural Base.
There is a revolution taking place in museum communication with the dawning realization that assumptions about artefacts and their assumed denotative meanings have been inadequate for communication.
Khalid Ayaz Khan: I think both have equal denotative and connotative inter-dependence in bringing success in an individual's life but without hard work success would be bereft of solid footing and sustainability.
We can use words so that they will appeal to reason; these uses--labelled denotative by Clements--are more suitable for the transmission of concepts.
Besides the unavoidable polysemy, they are usually subdivided into two major types: the conceptual (or denotative) and the expressive (or connotative) with the difference lying in the prevalence of descriptive or expressive/attitudinal meaning of the form in particular context.