de·note / diˈnōt/ • v. [tr.] be a sign of; indicate: this mark denotes purity and quality. ∎ (often be denoted) stand as a name or symbol for: the level of output per firm, denoted by X. DERIVATIVES: de·no·ta·tive / ˈdēnōˌtātiv; diˈnōtətiv/ adj.
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