
 Ockham's Connotation Theory and Ontological Elimination 
  In connection with the connotation theory, a further demarcation among categorematic terms is introduced: there are absolute terms (e.g., "man"), terms of categories of substance and quality, corresponding to natural kind terms in modem terminology; and there are connotative terms (e.g., "white"), terms of categories of quantity, relation, action, passion, when, where, position, and habit. 
  To recapitulate, in the foregoing I have offered an interpretation of Ockham's connotation theory that accommodate three things: the synonymy thesis that a connotative term has a semantically equivalent, fully expanded nominal definition; the minimallanguage requirement that there is no mental synonym; and Panaccio's observation that there are simple connotative terms. 
  In general, the theory of "exponibles" is a semantical theory of propositions, while the connotation theory a theory of terms. 
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