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Noun Concept
Categories: Concepts in logic, Philosophy of language, Articles with short description, Semantics (linguistics), Meaning (philosophy of language)
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denotation  extension  reference  denotation in semiotics  Connotative meaning
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The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to WordNet 3.0
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The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
The denotation of a word is its central sense and the entire set of objects that can be contained in the word's meaning. Wikipedia
In any of several fields of study that treat the use of signs — for example, in linguistics, logic, mathematics, semantics, and semiotics — the extension of a concept, idea, or sign consists of the things to which it applies, in contrast with its comprehension or intension, which consists very roughly of the ideas, properties, or corresponding signs that are implied or suggested by the concept in question. Wikipedia
In semiotics, denotation is the surface or the literal meaning, the definition most likely to appear in a dictionary. Wikipedia
The set of things to which a property is applied Wikipedia Disambiguation
In the context of semantics the extension of a concept, idea, or sign Wikidata
The literal meaning of something. OmegaWiki
The primary, surface, literal, or explicit meaning of a signifier such as a word, phrase, or symbol; that which a word denotes, as contrasted with its connotation; the aggregate or set of objects of which a word may be predicated. Wiktionary
Primary or explicit meaning. Wiktionary (translation)
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The extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
The denotations of the two expressions "the morning star" and "the evening star" are the same (i.e. both expressions denote the planet Venus), but their connotations are different. Wiktionary
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