denotation denotation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of indicating or pointing out by name
  2. (n) the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • For example, panels are comics' most common denotation of time, so it makes sense that the "timeless" RichardsDoom sequences take place more or less without them.

News

  • Carla’s Corner: Shakespearean Sports

    By Carla Kekejian Staff Writer Every week, my English class requires me to learn a certain number of vocabulary words, and complete poetry annotations for the not so pop quiz. Of my vocabulary words this week were denotation and connotation; denotation meaning the literal definition or meaning of a word and connotation meaning the extra [...]
    on October 15, 2013     Source: New University

Quotes

  • In describing this elaborately staged sequence, Eisenstein writes, "step by step, by a process of comparing each new image with the common denotation, power is accumulated behind a process that can be formally identified with that of logical...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Sergei Eisenstein Source: 411mania.com

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