Meaning of denotative

de•no•ta•tive

Pronunciation: (dē'nō-tā"tiv, di-nō'tu-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. having power to denote.
  2. denoting or tending to denote: the denotative meaning of a word.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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