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Meaning of inkling

ink•ling

Pronunciation: (ingk'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. a slight suggestion or indication; hint; intimation: They hadn't given us an inkling of what was going to happen.
  2. a vague idea or notion; slight understanding: They didn't have an inkling of how the new invention worked.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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