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implicit meaning


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The import of a message: a meaning implied but not directly stated; connoted rather than denoted (see also connotation; denotation). Such meanings must be inferred by the reader or listener, often by reference to the context (see also inference; high‐context; restricted code). Compare explicit meaning; significance.

Subjects: Media Studies.


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