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denotation

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1 a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known
  • "soul" is the common denotation for that mysterious force within the human body that gives it life and yet is separate from it

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2 the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action
  • although most people exercise for fitness, the denotation of the term "fitness" varies from exerciser to exerciser

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The first known use of denotation was circa 1532

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“Denotation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/denotation. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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