View synonyms for denoted


[ dih-noh-tid ]


  1. indicated, as by a mark or sign:

    Select an item from the drop-down menu by pressing the denoted character, usually underscored, together with the Alt key.

  2. represented by a word, numerical variable, image, or other symbol, or being the meaning or referent of such a symbol:

    In language, a word is treated as a proxy for the denoted object or concept.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of denote.

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  • un·de·not·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of denoted1

First recorded in 1655–65; denote ( def ) + -ed 2( def ) for the adjective senses; denote ( def ) + -ed 1( def ) for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

Not only might a reader wonder what the word “hero” denotes here, they may also puzzle why there can be no more heroes to follow.

The answer is unclear, but, to cover their bases, some companies ask employees to denote company-approved posts with hashtags.

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A half line represents five knots, a full line denotes ten knots, and flags are reserved for increments of 50 knots.

One of the things, therefore, denoted by the offering of seven sacrifices was the swearing of it.

This the man did drawing his knife in the manner denoted by the dotted lines in the engraving.

Their flavor is not always uniform, and is not denoted by the color as in other varieties.

No flashing lights denoted the passing of liners, for they were safe in the harbor of the lower levels.

Riding forward, Moffat and Waterboer found a young woman belonging to the Mantatees, whose whole appearance denoted direful want.


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