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noun 
  1. A clue.
I needed a to complete the crossword.
  1. A small, barely detectable amount of.
This entry requires a of irony.
  1. Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.
This font does not scale well; at small point sizes it has no hinting at all, and the hints that it has for the 10- and 12-point letter 'g' still need work.
verb 
  1. To deliberately imply, indirectly suggest, or provide a clue.
She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
  1. To develop and add hints to a font.
The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.
Etymology: From obsolete hent, from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic
  • khantijanan.



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