The third division is into connotative and Non-connotative (the latter being wrongly called Absolute).
It is otherwise when objects are spoken of by connotative names.
When the positive is connotative, so is the corresponding negative, for the non-possession of an attribute is itself an attribute.
The more real the emotion the more compact and connotative, usually, is its expression.
It has been seen that all concrete general names are connotative.
Most terms (the exceptions and doubtful cases will be discussed hereafter) have two functions, a denotative and a connotative.
But it is easy to produce words which are real instances of connotative individual names.
A connotative term is one which denotes a subject, and implies an attribute.
The names of feelings, like other concrete general names, are connotative; but they connote a mere resemblance.
Meaning here, then, can be neither the connotative nor denotative reference of a term; they are covered by the two prior formulae.