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

  Denotative \De*not"a*tive\, a.
     Having power to denote; designating or marking off.
     [1913 Webster]
           Proper names are pre["e]minently denotative; telling us
           that such as object has such a term to denote it, but
           telling us nothing as to any single attribute.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or
             naming [syn: denotative, denotive] [ant:
      2: in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
         [syn: denotative, explicit]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "denotative":
     allegorical, associational, connotational, connotative, definable,
     demonstrative, denominative, denotational, designative, diagnostic,
     emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expressive, extended,
     extensional, figural, figurative, full of meaning, full of point,
     full of substance, identifying, ideographic, idiosyncratic,
     implicative, indicating, indicative, indicatory, individual,
     intelligible, intensional, interpretable, meaning, meaningful,
     meaty, metaphorical, naming, pathognomonic, peculiar, pithy,
     pointed, pregnant, readable, referential, representative, semantic,
     semiotic, sententious, signalizing, significant, significative,
     signifying, substantial, suggestive, symbolic, symbolistic,
     symbological, symptomatic, symptomatologic, transferred, typical

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