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Pronunciation:  `kânu'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an idea that is implied or suggested
  2. [n]  what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

CONNOTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: intension
 See Also: import, meaning, meaning, significance, signification, substance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`no*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. connotation.]
The act of connoting; a making known or designating something
additional; implication of something more than is asserted.

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