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sub·text

 (sŭb′tĕkst′)
n.
1. An implicit meaning or theme of a literary text.
2. The underlying personality of a dramatic character as implied or indicated by a script or text and interpreted by an actor in performance.

sub·tex·tu·al (-tĕks′cho͞o-əl) adj.

subtext

(ˈsʌbˌtɛkst)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an underlying theme in a piece of writing
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a message which is not stated directly but can be inferred

sub•text

(ˈsʌbˌtɛkst)

n.
the underlying or implicit meaning, as of a literary work.
[1945–50; translation of Russian podtékst]
Translations

subtext

[ˈsʌbtekst] Nsubtexto m

subtext

[ˈsʌbtɛkst] nsujet m sous-jacent

subtext

n the subtextdas eigentlich Gemeinte
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