• WordNet 3.6
    • n denotation the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"
    • n denotation the act of indicating or pointing out by name
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Japan, by the time man reaches the age of 60, he is commemorated with a special ceremony. This ceremony features the man wearing a red kimono, which denotes that he no longer has the responsibilities of being a mature adult
    • n Denotation The marking off or separation of anything.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n denotation The act of denoting or indicating by a name or other sign; the attaching of a designation to an object; that function of a name or other designation by which it calls up to the mind addressed the idea of an object for which it may stand.
    • n denotation That which a word denotes, names, or marks, in distinction from that which it means or signifies. See connotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Denotation that which a word names or indicates, in contradistinction to that which it connotes or signifies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. denotatio,: cf. F. dénotation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. denotāre, -ātumde, inten., and notāre, to mark—nota, a mark or sign.


In literature:

Sun's "hounds" (a sort of halo) before the sun denote dirty weather; after the sun, denote fine weather.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
Red lines denote the resonance.
"How to Sing" by Lilli Lehmann
Some nations used it in a still more extended sense; and by it denoted a town or village, and any habitation at large.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
These lines denote superior power.
"The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa" by Walter James Hoffman
Squares represent men and circles women; figures underlined denote measurement in stocking feet.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
In some instances the resurrection is used in the same way as the new birth, to denote conversion.
"The Arena" by Various
It now generally denotes rather a feigned than a real liking: comp.
"Milton's Comus" by John Milton
An early use of the word was to denote a member elected to parliament by his fellow citizens in a borough.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
A spherical head denoted inconstancy, forgetfulness, and want of discretion.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
This denotes a greatly increased gravity of the complaint.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
A square on it denotes success.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
This is called "the determinative ending," and denotes whose is the object named, or of what.
"The Maya Chronicles" by Various
In accordance with another customary use of the term, "society" denotes a collection of persons.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
All these sounds, and each of the characters which denote them, should be distinctly known by a child before we begin to teach him to read.
"Practical Education, Volume I" by Maria Edgeworth
Denoting these two colour factors by A and B respectively we may proceed to follow out the consequences of this cross.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett
One leg was doubled under him in a way that denoted a bad break.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
Description is the usual but not the happiest term to denote the general process of giving a story a setting and environment of its own.
"The Technique of Fiction Writing" by Robert Saunders Dowst
The affection of the lungs is denoted by the dog breathing more quickly, and often making a small plaintive or whistling noise during respiration.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Pose your speaking voice low, as it not only benefits the voice, but it denotes refinement.
"What Every Singer Should Know" by Millie Ryan
If his lazy eye denoted lethargy, his broad feet and short legs vouched for his sure-footedness.
"A Day's Ride A Life's Romance" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

As, dimly seen, the pirate of the brook--
The pike, whose jaunty hulk denotes his speed--
Swings pivoting about, with wary look
Of low and cunning greed.
"A Country Pathway" by James Whitcomb Riley
Till he says and he said as he p'inted ahead,
Right straight at the monster's fin,
"His actions denote that his heart's in his throat,
So jab him under the chini"
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
Let flattering tombstones of marble denote
The places where wealth is decaying to dust;
And epitaphs tell of their virtues in rote,—
How wise they have lived, and how just.
"Bring Flowers" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Domestic concerns are with thee to denote;
While I keep the vessel of commerce afloat.
Of mutual assistance we'll ever be heedful,
With help or with council, whichever is needful.
"The Wedding Night" by William Hutton
The Norman walled this town against the country
To stop his ears to the yelping of his slave
And built a church in the form of a cross but denoting
The List of Christ on the cross, in the angle of the nave.
"Carrickfergus" by Louis MacNeice
- Sirs, they are of us, as their dress denotes,
And by as much: let them together chime:
It is an ancient bell within their throats,
Pulled by an aged ringer; with what glee
Befits the yellow yesterdays of time.
He who's for us, for him are we!
"A Ballad Of Fair Ladies In Revolt" by George Meredith

In news:

Members of the American Legion Post 307 and its Ladies Auxiliary received a proclamation denoting the day at a Cumming City Council meeting Oct 16.
A (*) denotes the book's first appearance on the list.
( ): Denotes loss Source: Home Textiles Today market research 1 2000 net income was $162.6 million and includes a $7 million pretax charge for a class action legal settlement.
A red check denotes a required field and must be filled in.
A special logo denoting that hearing loop technology is present adorns space in front of the sign at Banner Elk United Methodist Church.
A baby's first word is perhaps the first great milestone of their life because words denote the very wonder and intelligence of humankind.
Beginning Monday, lien recordings and title applications denoting liens will not be issued a paper title document.
Rotated 180 degrees on a horizontal axis so that it is upside down, it denotes the maternal essence that is sometimes linked to the sport of soccer.
Denotes 95 percent average or better.
Four of them, including this year's storm, are hurricanes, and the two denoted with asterisks are tropical storms.
An x denotes race winner.
An r denotes advance to runoff race.
Denotes a Top 10 ranking.
Denotes a Bottom 10 ranking.
While epic usually denotes "length of time"--thats only one dimension.

In science:

Here X g,h denotes an irreducible component of the fixed set of the commuting elements g and h and [X g,h ] denotes the corresponding element of A∗ (X ).
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
Given an algebra A, let ModA denote the category of left A-modules. A morphism of algebras c : A → B induces a pull-back map ModB → ModA , still denoted by c• .
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
We embed W in ˙W as Let ad denote the adjoint action of H , usual : let ˙w ∈ ˙W denote the image of w.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
The new vertex of the extension of Gn is denoted by aij and the edges are denoted by ((ij ), (j k)).
Coassociative grammar, periodic orbits and quantum random walk over Z
For d ≥ 1, we let B(x, d, n) denote the d-neighborhood of x, and let ∂B(x, d, n) = B(x, d, n) \ B(x, d − 1, n) denote the boundary of this neighborhood, where ∂B(x, 0, n) is assumed to be
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
Proposition 7 Given a weighted graph G and d ≥ 3 let L(d) denote the set of cycles of length < d in G and let M (d) denote the total number of edges in L(d).
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
Let EA denote the set of edges of A and BA denote the set of all edges which have at least one vertex in A, but are not in EA .
The speed of biased random walk on percolation clusters
The complex is denoted by C λ ∗ (A), and the homology is the cyclic homology of A denoted by H C∗(A).
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
Let e denote the unit in Fr and let δe ∈ ℓ2 (Fr ) denote the indicator function for {e}.
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
Here, b denotes classical Fourier transform and F (ϕu) the corresponding generalized Fourier transform of the compactly supported Colombeau function ϕu.) The generalized wave front set of u, denoted WFg (u), is defined as the complement (in T ∗(Ω) \ 0) of the set of pairs (x0 , ξ0 ) where u is microlocally regular.
Elliptic regularity and solvability for partial differential equations with Colombeau coefficients
In the following Rs (LD ) will denote the soluble radical of LD and Rn (LD ) will denote the nilpotent radical of LD .
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups
We denote polarization vectors by εµ and polarization tensors of 2-form theories are denoted by εµν while those of symmetric 2nd rank tensor fields by χµν .
Translational groups as generators of gauge transformations
For the sake of convenience, coordinates of flat space-time are denoted by ξ µ = (t, r, θ, ϕ) and coordinates of curved space-time are denoted by xα = (t′ , r ′ , θ ′ , ϕ′ ).
Problems on Foundations of General Relativity
The set of all continual diagrams is denoted by D , and the subset of diagrams with center 0 is denoted by D0 .
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
Given a partition ρ, we shall denote by mi = mi (ρ) the multiplicity of i in ρ: mi (ρ) = Card{j | ρj = i}, By ℓ(ρ) we denote the number of nonzero parts of ρ (the length of ρ).
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams