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English definition of “connotation”

connotation

noun [C]  /ˌkɑn·əˈteɪ·ʃən/ us  
grammar a feeling or idea that is suggested by a word in addition to its basic meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation: "Resolute" means stubborn, but with a more positive connotation.
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