Meaning of connotation
Pronunciation: (kon"u-tā'shun), [key]
- an act or instance of connoting.
- the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning:Cf. denotation (def. 1). A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of warmth, comfort, and affection.”
- the set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term and thus determining the range of objects to which that term may be applied; comprehension; intension.
- connotation (Thesaurus)