Term: Allusion

Definition:

An allusion is an indirect reference to a person, place, or event from history, literature, religion, mythology, politics, sport, science, pop culture, etc.
For example:
The George M. Cohan song "The Yankee Doodle Boy" alludes to the eighteenth century tune "Yankee Doodle".

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