Nine vs Denotation - What's the difference?
As a verb nine
is they are.
As a noun denotation is
the act of denoting, or something (such as a symbol) that denotes.
(cardinal) A numerical value equal to ; the number occurring after eight and before ten.
Describing a set or group with nine components.
- A cat has nine lives.
The digit or figure .
(card games) A playing card with nine pips.
(weaponry) A nine-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
(computing, engineering, usually in plural) A statistical unit of proportion (of reliability, purity, etc.).
(label) A baseball club, a baseball team (composed of nine players).
* 1877, Chicago Times, July 8, 1877:
- They guaranteed that our Web site would have 99.99% uptime, or four nines .
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A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball,
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*:The St. Louis club is the only nine in the league which gives its patrons the right to see a full game or no pay.
* (Roman numerals): (l)
* Previous : eight ()
* Next : ten ()
* cloud nine
* dressed to the nines
* on cloud nine
* the whole nine yards
The act of denoting, or something (such as a symbol) that denotes
(logic, linguistics, semiotics) The primary, literal, or explicit meaning of a word, phrase, or symbol; that which a word denotes, as contrasted with its connotation; the aggregate or set of objects of which a word may be predicated.
(philosophy, logic) The intension and extension of a word
(semantics) Something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol
(semiotics) The surface or literal meaning encoded to a signifier, and the definition most likely to appear in a dictionary
(computer science) Any mathematical object which describes the meanings of expressions from the languages, formalized in the theory of denotational semantics
(media-studies) A first level of analysis: what the audience can visually see on a page. Denotation often refers to something literal, and avoids being a metaphor.
- The denotations of the two expressions "the morning star" and "the evening star" are the same (i.e. both expressions denote the planet Venus), but their connotations are different.