undermeaning

undermeaning
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: under (III) + meaning
: a meaning implied or discoverable but not directly expressed

saw in the Old Testament stories an allegorical undermeaning which explained … the relation of matter and spirit — New Statesman


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  • inference — Synonyms and related words: Baconian method, a fortiori reasoning, a posteriori reasoning, a priori reasoning, allegory, allusion, analysis, arcane meaning, assumption, axiom, coloration, conclusion, conjecture, connotation, consequence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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