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The (supposedly) immanent semantic content or message of a text: e.g. the dictionary meaning of the words within a verbal text; what is explicitly denoted or depicted. Often as distinguished from figurative or metaphoric meaning. See alsodenotation; literal language; meaning; sense.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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