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a feeling or idea that is suggested by a particular word although it is not necessarily a part of the word’s meaning, or something suggested by an object or situation

But Rhode Island has a lightning rod of a formal name ― State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ― that harks back to its prominent role in the slave trade and makes some of its residents cringe. Defenders of the name say that the word “plantation” did not have a negative connotation when Rhode Island was founded in 1636, and that it referred to the state’s farming settlements.

providence: 神意、神の導き