how to pronounce denotation


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denotation is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of denotation


  1. Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol.
  2. The primary, surface, literal, or explicit meaning of a signifier such as a word, phrase, or symbol; that which a word denotes, as contrasted with its connotation; the aggregate or set of objects of which a word may be predicated.
  3. Any mathematical object which describes the meanings of expressions from the languages, formalized in the theory of denotational semantics.
  4. The intension and extension of a word.
  5. The act of denoting, or something (such as a symbol) that denotes.
  6. A first level of analysis: what the audience can visually see on a page. Denotation often refers to something literal, and avoids being a metaphor.

denotation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word denotation occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics denotation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that denotation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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