• WordNet 3.6
    • adj connotative having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Britain's present royal family was originally named Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The name was changed in 1917, during WW1 because of German connotations. The name Windsor was suggested by one of the staff. At the same time the Battenberg family name of the cousins to the Windsors was changed into Mountbatten.
    • Connotative (Log) Implying an attribute. See Connote.
    • Connotative Implying something additional; illative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • connotative Having the quality of connoting; implying an attribute while denoting a subject: applied to any term which connotates or connotes anything, In whatever sense those verbs may be used. [The Latin equivalent connotativus is frequent in the scholastic writers, from Alexander of Hales, one of the earliest, who gives relativa appellatio as the equivalent of nomen connotans, to William of Occam, who says: “A connotative name is that which signifies one thing primarily and another secondarily; and such a name properly has a nominal definition, … and frequently a part of that definition ought to be placed in the nominative and part in an oblique case, … as with the noun white, … that which possesses whiteness.” The word is used in this sense in older English writers. Several modern writers, as James Mill, have used it in nearly the same way; but J. S. Mill's influence has established, alongside of the old meaning, another, used by his followers, which is defined in the following extract:
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In literature:

The connotations of the name court are generally impressive.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
The terms 'sanitation' and 'sanitary' nearly always connote only ideas associated with cleanliness, free ventilation, etc.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
It's a comfort a chap can do withaat what he connot get.
"Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series" by John Hartley
He smelled the foetid odor, which cut through his absorption because of its connotations.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It connotes insufficiency in the form.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
Connot th' mistress spare time, thinks ta?
"Yorksher Puddin'" by John Hartley
Connot ta lend her one o' thy bonnets?
"Yorkshire Tales. Third Series" by John Hartley
Most terms (the exceptions and doubtful cases will be discussed hereafter) have two functions, a denotative and a connotative.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
Thus the plural "the Churches" has in important respects a different connotation in the New Testament from that which it has in modern times.
"The War and Unity" by Various
In many of her passages Mrs. Eddy uses the familiar phrase, Jesus Christ, in apparently its ordinary connotations.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
It was an old name of honorable connotations, one with which he had been familiar all his life.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Confused, swirling, the connotations that accompanied the name took possession of her mind, of her body, her will.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
He despised poetic connotation.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
Now in the Bible the name always stands for the attributes which it connotes.
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
Tha knows tha connot bring 'im back.
"Lancashire Humour" by Thomas Newbigging
In these cases, however, the "infallibility" connotes certainty only in so far as anything human can be certain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
It connotes not an act of apprehension but an act of repugning, of repelling.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
For it was not possible for Kant to avoid the misleading connotation of the terms employed by him.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
But this has little moral connotation.
"The Transformation of Early Christianity from an Eschatological to a Socialized Movement" by Lyford Paterson Edwards
The history of the title in this connotation is somewhat obscure.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

An O, my mammy's varry cold--
Just come an touch her arm:
Aw've done mi best to hap her up,
But connot mak her warm.
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
But if shoo's gooan an left us here,
What mun we do or say?--
We connot follow her unless,
Somebody 'll show us th' way."
"The Old Bachelor's Story" by John Hartley
Tha connot spaik;--thi een poor thing,
Are filled wi' tears already;
Tha connot even start to sing,
Thi voice is soa unsteady.
"That Drabbled Brat" by John Hartley
Burds o' monny color'd feather,
Please us as they skim along,
But ther charms all put together,
Connot equal th' skylark's song.
"Take Heart!" by John Hartley
Bonny burd! aw'm fain to see thee,
For tha tells ov breeter weather;
But aw connot quite forgi thee,
Connot love thee altogether.
"To th’ Swallow" by John Hartley
Theaw's one ear north, an't' other seawth,
An' like a coalpit is thi meawth ;
Theaw'rt far too sweet on earth to stay,
Let someb'dy shoot tha reet away ;
For aw feel sure ther connot be
Another hawf so feaw as thee.
"To Miss Ugly-Mug." by William Baron

In news:

DANVERS — The notion of filling a police cruiser carries bad connotations anytime of the year, but the Fill a Cruiser for the Danvers Food Pantry fundraiser this weekend promises to do a lot of good this holiday season.
The term "role player" often seems to carry with it a negative connotation.
Because everything an official does is negative -- throws a flag, it's a negative connotation -- and nobody calls the league office to say, 'Hey, your officials are doing a great job'.
NORWICH – When you say that a business has gone to the dogs, it generally has a negative connotation.
The word "chips" may connote just a fraction of something, but when it comes to processing power, chips are the entire thing.
Their Connotations and Perceived Meanings.
"Hard sciences" such as physics , chemistry and math never really attracted me due to their predominantly male connotations.
Without using a failsafe research process, it is unlikely that any marketer could propose a name with no adverse global connotations or interpretations.
It seems that there is a negative connotation to the word "liberal".
These sculptures reveal how Queenland's intervention reshapes the commonplace and embeds unexpected connotations into cultural material.
Sometimes, when a company or organization is saddled with an image problem, it decides to change its brand name - in the hopes that, presto, all the nasty old connotations will be flushed down the memory hole.
But retreat has another connotation.
6 Serious science-fiction heads say SciFi carries schlocky, B-movie connotations.
Despite the more salacious connotations of the word, seduction can be an art form, believes author Perry Brass.
As a child I somehow knew the expression had sexual connotations, but I could never understand why the birds and bees were having sex together.

In science:

Heisenberg commutation relations for the finite group Zn in while describing Heisenberg modules for non-commutative two-Torii (see for further connotations).
On Generalized Clifford Algebra $C_4^{(n)}$ and $GL_q(2;C)$ Quantum Group
The general point here is that diagrams can carry implicit assumptions or connotations that a certain distinction makes sense (aka: ‘is physically significant/real’)—and that one can propose, or hope to have, a theory of motion in which that distinction is in fact denied.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Although the term ‘incompleteness’ may connote a defect (as if, as was the case for the model discussed [above], all incomplete theories may be ‘completed ’), incomplete theories (e.g., quantum mechanics) are by no means ipso facto defective.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
The term “access restriction” attaches a negative, totalitarian connot ation to the Cap.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Figure 3 (right) has a clear three-dimensional connotation.
Dimers and orthogonal polynomials: connections with random matrices
Perhaps these should be called examples rather than models, since the term model connotes some degree of imprecision or ambiguity and algebra is a sub ject which allows neither.
Three lectures on free probability
The word is used in Definition 7.8 to connote that the structure of the representation itself represents (additional) potential outcomes for a set of mechanisms M that correspond with the pairs (Ai , Bi ), Ai∈ A, Bi∈ B.
General theory for interactions in sufficient cause models with dichotomous exposures
Thus, we see that the vague term “spindown” can connote any of several distinguishable results: diminishing a∗ , a, or M − Mi .
Magnetic Extraction of Spin Energy from a Black Hole
In this depiction of recombination, we have shown a local replacement of the tangle by the tangle connoting a new cross-connection of the DNA strands.
From tangle fractions to DNA
Unfortunately, this word has rather less savory connotations in modern Greek, translating roughly to “sewage pit”.
Towards a formalism for mapping the spacetimes of massive compact objects: Bumpy black holes and their orbits
There is a diversity of definitions for Globalization, some in positive context, others with negative connotations.
Conference Summary: Astronomy Perspective of Astro-Statistics
Starting from this point our considerations will have cosmological connotation.
Gravitational lensing time delays as a tool for testing Lorentz Invariance Violation
Beyond the State-of-the-art The word “improvement” always connotes a relative positioning. So, the next natural quest is about “further improvements” with respect to the present.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
The paper being commented on only refers to , and not to any earlier work or even to ‘references therein’, thus denying readers information on what the term ‘magnetic glass’ really connotes.
N ∗ now being understood to connote the stars and gas masses combined.
Fitting dwarf galaxy rotation curves with conformal gravity