denotative

[ dee-noh-tey-tiv, dih-noh-tuh-tiv ]
/ ˈdi noʊˌteɪ tɪv, dɪˈnoʊ tə tɪv /

adjective

having power to denote.
denoting or tending to denote: the denotative meaning of a word.

Origin of denotative

1605–15; < Latindēnotātus (past participle of dēnotāre to mark out, denote) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for denotative

denotative

/ (dɪˈnəʊtətɪv) /

adjective

able to denote; designative
explicit; overt

Derived Forms

denotatively, adverb
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