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allusion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allusion  \Al*lu"sion\,  n.  [L.  allusio,  fr  alludere  to  allude: 
  cf  F.  allusion.] 
  1.  A  figurative  or  symbolical  reference.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  reference  to  something  supposed  to  be  known  but  not 
  explicitly  mentioned;  a  covert  indication;  indirect 
  reference;  a  hint. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allusion 
  n  :  passing  reference  or  indirect  mention 




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