denotation :

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

  • 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.
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  • 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 [...]
    Oct. 15, 2013 - New University

  • Sergei Eisenstein in
    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...

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