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allegory




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allegory
     1. n. The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.
     2. n. A picture, book, or other form of communication using such representation.
     3. n. A symbolic representation which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, usually a moral or political one.
     4. n. (mathematics, category theory) A category that retains some of the structure of the category of binary relations between sets, representing a high-level generalisation of that category.

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People can't handle that much allegory before they turn you off. 


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