from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The implicit meaning or theme of a literary text.
  • n. The underlying personality of a dramatic character as implied or indicated by a script or text and interpreted by an actor in performance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The implicit meaning of a text, often a literary one, or a speech or dialogue.


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