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underlying or implicit meaning, as of a literary work: What is the subtext of the story?
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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.
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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
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the underlying or implicit meaning, as of a literary work.
[1945–50; translation of Russian podtékst]
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subtext[ˈsʌbtekst] N → subtexto m
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