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Word of the Day – 2/24/2011

Posted by ccasc on February 24, 2011

Denotation
[dee-noh-tey-shuhn] (n.) the explicit or
direct meaning or set of meanings of a word.

*derived from the Latin denotare, meaning “to mark out.”

“Unsure if she used the correct word, the conscientious student looked up its denotation to be sure.”

 

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