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Meaning of denote

de•note

Pronunciation: (di-nōt'), [key]
— -not•ed, -not•ing.
  1. to be a mark or sign of; indicate: A fever often denotes an infection.
  2. to be a name or designation for; mean.
  3. to represent by a symbol; stand as a symbol for.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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