Adjective "denoting" definition and examples

(Denoting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Be a sign of; indicate.
  1. 'Removing one's footwear before entering a home or a temple before worship denotes a sign of respect, humility and submissiveness.'
  2. 'Four pieces of missing homework did not, in Josh's opinion, denote a letter home, and all the hassle that entailed.'
  3. 'A globular point means safety, a conch shape represents fame, a bright yellow flame indicated no obstacles, a lotus and jewel like flame denotes wealth.'
  4. 'Many of the hotels have German names denoting that the owners are Swiss of German origin.'
  5. 'Kildare County Council has agreed to erect signs denoting the twinning of Kildare with French town Corps Nuds.'
  6. 'It is signed P O'Neill denoting official sanction.'
  7. 'The council has carried out risk assessments on all restricted areas and has reopened nearly three-quarters of the pathways - identified by a pink sign denoting a right of way.'
  8. 'This is a beautiful metaphor that denotes visions of purity and unblemished perfection.'
  9. 'That's how bad it is - I've had to resort to multiple exclamation marks to denote sarcasm.'
  10. 'These vases were called eheia, denoting their reverberative qualities.'
  11. 'the level of output per firm is denoted by X'
  12. 'The main drawback of the Linnean system is that groups must be named with suffixes that denote their rank in this hierarchy.'
  13. 'These included the circle, half-circle and various symbols denoting rain, animal footprints, clouds and travelling signs.'
  14. 'Sigma is the Greek symbol used to denote deviations from the mean.'
  15. 'Now of course this comment is based on knowledge of our own decimal system which is a positional system with nine special symbols and a zero symbol to denote an empty place.'
  16. 'The semantic job of sentences is to say something, which is not to be confused with naming or denoting some thing.'
  17. 'The names of the strains denote the place where the virus originated or was first isolated.'
  18. 'To avoid any misunderstandings, I will use the term symbol to denote elements of the set.'
  19. 'Each month had a name, denoting some natural feature or event.'
  20. 'Next, each species or cultivar has a list of nurseries that sell it, with symbols denoting new entries, synonyms, awards of merit, variegation and so on.'
  21. 'Different stability regions are denoted by different symbols.'

More definitions

1. to be a mark or sign of; indicate: A fever often denotes an infection.

2. to be a name or designation for; mean.

3. to represent by a symbol; stand as a symbol for.

More examples(as adjective)

"rains can be denoting."

"movements can be denoting."

"missions can be denoting."

"grades can be denoting."

"executantses can be denoting."

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(denote)Late 16th century (in the sense ‘be a sign of, mark out’): from French dénoter or Latin denotare, from de- ‘away, thoroughly’ + notare ‘observe, note’ (from nota ‘a mark’).