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 for denotation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Denotation \De`no*ta"tion\, n. [L. denotatio: cf. F.
     d['e]notation.]
     The marking off or separation of anything. --Hammond.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  denotation
      n 1: the act of indicating or pointing out by name [syn:
           indication, denotation]
      2: the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression;
         the class of objects that an expression refers to; "the
         extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only
         Demos and Phobos" [syn: reference, denotation,
         extension]

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