denotative

adjective
de·​no·​ta·​tive | \ ˈdē-nō-ˌtā-tiv How to pronounce denotative (audio) , di-ˈnō-tə-tiv How to pronounce denotative (audio) \

Definition of denotative

1 : denoting or tending to denote
2 : relating to denotation

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Examples of denotative in a Sentence

a string of absences from this course will be seen as denotative of the student's lack of interest in it

First Known Use of denotative

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of denotative was circa 1611

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“Denotative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/denotative. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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