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.
Linguisticsthe associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning:A possible connotation of "home'' is "a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.''Cf. denotation (def. 1).
Philosophy[Logic.]the set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term and thus determining the range of objects to which that term may be applied; comprehension; intension.