intimation

[ in-tuh-mey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn təˈmeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of intimating, or making known indirectly.
a hint; suggestion: The death of his father was his first intimation of mortality.
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intimation
/ (ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

a hint or suggestion
rare an announcement or notice
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