- (of a word or expression) signifying or suggestive of an associative or secondary meaning in addition to the primary meaning: A connotative word such as “steely” would never be used when referring to a woman.
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Proper names, on the other hand, though concrete, are not connotative.
This is still more the case in propositions with connotative subjects.
The collective name is then "connotative" of the common characters of the collection.
Known sometimes as the Connotative or the Denotative-Connotative view.
It has been seen that all concrete general names are connotative.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive
John Stuart Mill