Connotation vs Extension - What's the difference?

connotation | extension |


As nouns the difference between connotation and extension

is that connotation is a meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning a characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in while extension is tract (an area).

connotation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning. A characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in.
  • The connotations of the phrase "you are a dog" are that you are physically unattractive or morally reprehensible, not that you are a canine.
  • A technical term in logic used by J. S. Mill and later logicians to refer to the attribute or aggregate of attributes connoted by a term, and contrasted with denotation .
  • The two expressions "the morning star" and "the evening star" have different connotations but the same denotation (i.e. the planet Venus).

    Antonyms

    * denotation

    Synonyms

    * intension

    References

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    extension

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
  • That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")
  • (semantics) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; — correlative of intension.
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    In addition to concepts and conceptual senses, Frege holds that there are extensions of concepts. Frege calls an extension of a concept a ‘course of values’. A course of values is determined by the value that the concept has for each of its arguments. Thus, the course of values for the concept __ is a dog records that its value for the argument Zermela is the True and for Socrates is the False, and so on. If two concepts have the same values for every argument, then their courses of values are the same. Thus, courses of values are extensional.
  • (banking, finance) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
  • (medicine) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
  • (weightlifting) An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.
  • (fencing) A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.
  • (telecommunication) A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.
  • (computing) A file extension.
  • Files with the ''.txt'' extension usually contain text.
  • (computing) An optional software component that adds functionality to an application.
  • a browser extension
  • (logic) The set of tuples of values that, used as arguments, satisfy the predicate.
  • Synonyms

    * (semantics) denotation

    Antonyms

    * (exercise) curl

    Derived terms

    * extensional * extension cord * hair extension * hyperextension * leg extension * triceps extension * file extension * metaphorical extension

    See also

    * flexion

    Anagrams

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