Pronunciation: (di-nōt'), [key]
—v.t., -not•ed, -not•ing.
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.