Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun referent

3 senses of referent

Sense 1
referent -- (something referred to; the object of a reference)
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 2
referent -- (the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate)
       => term -- (one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice")

Sense 3
referent -- (something that refers; a term that refers to another term)
       => term -- (a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms")

Antonyms of adj referent

1 sense of referent

Sense 1
referent -- (having reference; "judgments referent to the indictment")

INDIRECT (VIA denotative) -> connotative -- (having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit)

Similarity of adj referent

1 sense of referent

Sense 1
referent -- (having reference; "judgments referent to the indictment")
       => denotative (vs. connotative), denotive -- (having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming)

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