Connotation vs Denotation?

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Difference between connotation and denotation?

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Connotation is the implied meaning of a word/sentence while Denotation is the literal/explicit meaning. Take the words childish and childlike. They are two related words with very similar meaning but different in terms of context. Childish connotes "immaturity" while childlike simply refers to an action similar to that of a child. I hope this explanation helps.


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Connotation is implied meaning whereas denotation is literal or dictionary meaning of a words. For example Home "A place where people live" it is the dictionary meaning whereas "Sense of security, shelter, affection" are connotations attached with a word.

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