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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ti·ma·tion n.
 1. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.
 2. Announcement; declaration.
    They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever killed a stork, should be banished.   --Holland.
 3. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.
    Without mentioning the king of England, or giving the least intimation that he was sent by him.   --Bp. Burnet.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever
           touched her" [syn: hint, breath]
      2: a slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no
         inkling what was about to happen" [syn: inkling, glimmering,