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con•no•ta•tion /ˌkɑnəˈteɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [countable] Linguisticsa secondary meaning of a word or expression that comes to mind or is suggested in addition to its primary meaning: The word home often has the connotation "a place of warmth and affection.''Compare denotation. con•no•ta•tive/ˈkɑnəˌteɪtɪv, kəˈnoʊtə-/USA pronunciationcon•no•tive/kəˈnoʊtɪv/USA pronunciationadj. See -nota-.


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connotation /ˌkɒnəˈteɪʃən/ n
  1. an association or idea suggested by a word or phrase; implication
  2. the act or fact of connoting
  3. another name for intension

connotative /ˈkɒnəˌteɪtɪv kəˈnəʊtə-/, conˈnotive adj



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