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(n) the basic meaning of a word, without its connotations. Origin: L de-, down + nota => 'to note down.' The words 'inexpensive' and 'cheap' have the same denotation but different connotations. They both mean 'not expensive' but the word 'cheap' has negative connotation. It's okay to say that someone was wearing an inexpensive dress but if you say that she was wearing a cheap dress, one gets the image of the lady as dressed distastefully. The symbol P denotes Pressure. That is, P means Pressure.