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An annotation, explanation, or commentary on a particular passage in a book or document, which is ordinarily placed on the same page or in the margin to elucidate or amplify the passage.

See: color, comment, distortion, note

GLOSS. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author.

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The upshot is that the argument that postmodern theory is detached from a transformative politics of the everyday unfortunately seems inadequately substantiated and too easy a gloss upon the activities on and off the campus of those who do adhere to some sort of postmodern sensibility.