What does hint mean?

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  1. A clue.
  2. A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
  3. A small, barely detectable amount of.
  4. (computing) 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.
  5. (obsolete) An opportunity; occasion; fit time.
  1. (intransitive) To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
  2. (transitive) To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner.
  3. (transitive) To develop and add hints to a font.
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