denotative

DEFINITIONS OF: denotative

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adj having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

Synonyms:
denotive
appellative, naming
inclined to or serving for the giving of names
designative
serving to designate
extensional
defining a word by listing the class of entities to which the word correctly applies
referent
having reference
referential
referring or pointing to something
explicit, expressed
precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
Antonyms:
connotative
having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
connotational, connotative of
of or relating to a connotation
implicative, suggestive
tending to suggest or imply
inferential
derived or capable of being derived by inference
intensional
used of the set of attributes that distinguish the referents of a given word
implicit, inexplicit
implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something
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adj in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

Synonyms:
explicit
literal
limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text
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