connotation

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Borrowed from Medieval Latin connotātiō, from connotō (I mark in addition), from Latin con- (together, with) + noto (I note); equivalent to connote +‎ -ation.

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connotation (plural connotations)

  1. (semantics) A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning. A characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in.
    The word "advisedly" has a connotation of "wisely", although it denotes merely "intentionally" and "deliberately."
    The word "happy" has a positive connotation, while "sad" has a negative connotation.
  2. (logic) The attribute or aggregate of attributes connoted by a term, contrasted with denotation.
    The two expressions "the morning star" and "the evening star" have different connotations but the same denotation (i.e. the planet Venus).

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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin connotātiō, from connotō (I mark in addition), from Latin con- (together, with) + noto (I note); equivalent to connoter +‎ -ation.

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connotation f (plural connotations)

  1. connotation

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