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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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