Definition of denotation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

denotation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdinoʊˈteɪʃn//
 
(technology)
 
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the act of naming something with a word; the actual object or idea to which the word refers compare connotation
denotational
 
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NAmE//ˌdinoʊˈteɪʃənl//
 
adjective
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