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What is the meaning of Connotative Link?

A link where causality may act in either direction at different times or under varying circumstances is known as a connotative link. A connotative link suggests causality is ill-defined, open to interpretation, or requiring further observation and investigation. Connotative links are often use to connect concepts having a system policy input. Varying such a concept may have significant impact on connected concepts. Connotative relationships are depicted by lines without arrowheads. One convention used io depict connotation between two concepts is by use of dotted lines.

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