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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: dénoter, from Latin notare 'to note'

denote

verb
     
de‧note [transitive] formal
1 to mean something [↪ connote]:
What does the word 'curriculum' denote that 'course' does not?
2 to represent or be a sign of something [= indicate]:
Crosses on the map denote villages.
denotative adjective
denotation noun [countable]

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