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  1. connotation

    • IPA[ˌkänəˈtāSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning;the abstract meaning or intension of a term, which forms a principle determining which objects or concepts it applies to.
    • noun: connotation, plural noun: connotations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning the word “discipline” has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression the work functions both by analogy and by connotation
    • the abstract meaning or intension of a term, which forms a principle determining which objects or concepts it applies to.
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    • IPA[kɒnəˈteɪʃ(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      an idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning: the word ‘discipline’ has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression the work functions both by analogy and by connotation

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