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English definition of “connotation”

connotation

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˌkɒnəˈteɪʃən/
the feelings or ideas that words give in addition to their meanings: The word 'second-hand' has connotations of poor quality.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
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