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Meaning of "denotative" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DENOTATIVE

denotative  [dɪˈnəʊtətɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DENOTATIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Denotative is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DENOTATIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Denotation

Denotation is a translation of a sign to its meaning, more exactly, to its literal meaning. Denotation is sometimes contrasted to connotation, which translates a sign to meanings associated with it.

Definition of denotative in the English dictionary

The definition of denotative in the dictionary is able to denote; designative. Other definition of denotative is explicit; overt.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DENOTATIVE


argumentative
ˌɑːɡjʊˈmɛntətɪv
augmentative
ɔːɡˈmɛntətɪv
authoritative
ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪv
commutative
kəˈmjuːtətɪv
consultative
kənˈsʌltətɪv
exploitative
ɪkˈsplɔɪtətɪv
facultative
ˈfækəltətɪv
fermentative
fəˈmentətɪv
interpretative
ɪnˈtɜːprɪtətɪv
meditative
ˈmɛdɪtətɪv
preventative
prɪˈvɛntətɪv
putative
ˈpjuːtətɪv
qualitative
ˈkwɒlɪtətɪv
quantitative
ˈkwɒntɪtətɪv
quotative
ˈkwəʊtətɪv
rehabilitative
ˌriːhəˈbɪlɪtətɪv
representative
ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv
rotative
ˈrəʊtətɪv
tentative
ˈtɛntətɪv
vegetative
ˈvɛdʒɪtətɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DENOTATIVE

denominational
denominational college
denominational school
denominationalism
denominationalist
denominationally
denominative
denominatively
denominator
denotable
denotate
denotation
denotatively
denote
denotement
denotive
denouement
denounce
denouncement
denouncer

WORDS THAT END LIKE DENOTATIVE

active
administrative
alternative
collaborative
comparative
conservative
cooperative
creative
cumulative
decorative
derivative
in the negative
informative
initiative
innovative
legislative
narrative
native
negative
operative
relative

Synonyms and antonyms of denotative in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «denotative» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DENOTATIVE

Find out the translation of denotative to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of denotative from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «denotative» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

外延
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

denotativo
570 millions of speakers

English

denotative
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वाधक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دلالي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

денотативная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

denotativo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অর্থসূচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dénotatif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Denotatif
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

denotative
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外延
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

외연
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Denotative
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghia rộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

denotative
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निनावी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

denotative
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

denotativo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

denotative
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

денотативная
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

denotativ
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

denotative
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

denotatiewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

denotative
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

denotative
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of denotative

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DENOTATIVE»

The term «denotative» is regularly used and occupies the 107.913 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DENOTATIVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about denotative

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DENOTATIVE»

Discover the use of denotative in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to denotative and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Processing Facial Similarity: Utilizing Denotative and ...
While much research has examined the processes through which individuals encode and recognize faces, our understanding of the processes that are used when judging the similarity of two faces is less developed.
Stephen James Ross, 2008
2
Thinking Arabic Translation: A Course in Translation Method: ...
5.1 DENOTATIVE MEANING In this chapter and the next one, we shall consider the two basic aspects of the semantic matrix of language: denotative meaning and connotative meaning. Translation is concerned with meaning. But, as has ...
James Dickins, Sándor Hervey, Ian Higgins, 2013
3
Handbook of Semiotics
Thus, style (and connotation) is interpreted as a semiotic whose expression plane consists of denotative elements of the language and whose content plane consists of the stylistic values: "Thus it seems appropriate to view the connotators as ...
Winfried Nöth, 1995
4
A Theory of Semiotics
These markers can be either denotative or connotative. Let me call denotative markers those whose sum (or hierarchy) constitutes and isolates the cultural unit which first corresponds to the sign-vehicle and upon which rely all the other ...
Umberto Eco, 1976
5
Peirce's Pragmatism: The Design for Thinking
have 'a specific denotative function.' The words 'denote' and 'connote' are two terms that refer to the meaning of words." I explained. "Denote refers to a word that brings out a specific meaning of something, making it clear in the sense of ...
Phyllis Chiasson, 2001
6
The Systematic Classic of Acupuncture & Moxibustion
These are denotative, connotative, and functional translations. A denotative translation provides as close to a word for word translation as possible. For instance, the words xian sheng ( 5fc4) might be translated denotatively as Elder Born or ...
Mi Huangfu, 1994
7
Nonverbal Communication
DENOTATIVE SPECIFICITY Another set of variations, denotative specificity, is a function of the amount of ambiguity in the symbol used to denote a specific referent— the communicated object. A symbol (word) may in the literal sense denote a ...
Albert Mehrabian, 1977
8
Neurotic and Psychotic Language Behaviour
(2) among these, primary and secondary meanings can be found; (3) the primary denotative semes are to be found in the lexical meaning of the given word; (4) the primary denotative semes have a distinctive character, i.e. even when only one ...
Ruth Wodak, Pete Van de Craen, 1987
9
Caged in Our Own Signs: A Book about Semiotics
For example, the denotative meaning of "home" is "shelter" or a "place to live." There is no ambiguity in denotative meaning because it is objective and concrete . Denotation occurs when a signified is known to everyone in the same manner.
Kyong Liong Kim, 1996
10
A Tight, Practical Integration of Relations and Functions
5.3.2 Evaluative Foots and Denotative Normalization Clauses can always be ( true-)footened by appending the constant foot true to Hornish rules, so that they assume the explicitly true-footed form (5.5) of section 5.2.2 (leaving all other clauses ...
Harold Boley, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DENOTATIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term denotative is used in the context of the following news items.
1
[Clinical Notes] Identifying as intersex
The term 'disorders of sex development' (DSD) however, is clear, denotative and encourages no biased thinking (unless one is the sort person ... «Rappler, Jul 15»
2
Widow, workaholic and 'incorruptible'… Meet Amina Zakari, the …
... she is telling you the truth: they surely know the denotative and connotative meanings of corruption on the account of what they see everyday. «TheCable, Jul 15»
3
Will the San Francisco Symphony be able to 'go the distance' on …
This symphony is unique in so many ways, not only having to do with the explicitly denotative approach to “A Recollection of Country Life” (the ... «Examiner.com, Jun 15»
4
What The Crap Is Gentrification Anyway?!
The denotative definition of gentrification states that it is “the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or ... «MTL Blog, May 15»
5
River City Festival theatre exciting event certain to educate, entertain
... of the cast in the realm of script writing where the words spoken may be taken by the audience for their denotative or connotative meaning. «The Exponent Telegram, May 15»
6
Michael Graves (1934–2015)
He came up with the idea of shrouding the obelisk in a sheath of blue mesh, emulating its shape and also replicating (in denotative fashion) the ... «Artforum, Apr 15»
7
24-Hour Drone Music festival at Basilica Hudson
It is not like the avant-garde to be quite so blunt and denotative in its choice of words, but “24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music” ... «Almanac Weekly, Apr 15»
8
Diction is as Important as Choice of Words
Though the words 'cheap' and 'affordable' have the same denotative meaning, 'cheap' has a negative connotation whereas 'affordable' has a ... «The New Indian Express, Apr 15»
9
Karen Solie's The Road In is Not the Same as the Road Out …
... it is exactly as complex as it needs to be to express both Solie's connotative and denotative meanings. It's complex, but not convoluted. «National Post, Apr 15»
10
What We Talk About When We Talk About Capitalism
One can witness the collapse of Ralph Nader as well as the lack of co-ordination – or even useful denotative categorisation – amongst ... «CounterPunch, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Denotative [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/denotative>. Jun 2021 ».
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