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Adjective: denotative  di'now-tu-tiv
  1. Having the power of explicitly denoting, designating or naming
    - denotive
     
  2. In accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
    - explicit

See also: appellative, designative, explicit, expressed, extensional, literal, naming, referent, referential

Antonym: connotative

Encyclopedia: Denotative