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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suggestion  \Sug*ges"tion\,  n.  (Hypnotism) 
  The  control  of  the  mind  of  an  hypnotic  subject  by  ideas  in 
  the  mind  of  the  hypnotizer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suggestion  \Sug*ges"tion\,  n.  [F.  suggestion,  L.  suggestio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  suggesting;  presentation  of  an  idea. 
  2.  That  which  is  suggested;  an  intimation;  an  insinuation;  a 
  hint;  a  different  proposal  or  mention;  also  formerly,  a 
  secret  incitement;  temptation. 
  Why  do  I  yield  to  that  suggestion?  --Shak. 
  3.  Charge;  complaint;  accusation.  [Obs.]  ``A  false 
  suggestion.''  --Chaucer. 
  4.  (Law)  Information  without  oath;  an  entry  of  a  material 
  fact  or  circumstance  on  the  record  for  the  information  of 
  the  court,  at  the  death  or  insolvency  of  a  party. 
  5.  (Physiol.  &  Metaph.)  The  act  or  power  of  originating  or 
  recalling  ideas  or  relations,  distinguished  as  original 
  and  relative;  --  a  term  much  used  by  Scottish 
  metaphysicians  from  Hutcherson  to  Thomas  Brown. 
  Syn:  Hint;  allusion;  intimation;  insinuation. 
  Usage:  {Suggestion},  {Hint}.  A  hint  is  the  briefest  or  most 
  indirect  mode  of  calling  one's  attention  to  a  subject. 
  A  suggestion  is  a  putting  of  something  before  the  mind 
  for  consideration,  an  indirect  or  guarded  mode  of 
  presenting  argument  or  advice.  A  hint  is  usually 
  something  slight  or  covert,  and  may  by  merely  negative 
  in  its  character.  A  suggestion  is  ordinarily  intended 
  to  furnish  us  with  some  practical  assistance  or 
  direction.  ``He  gave  me  a  hint  of  my  danger,  and  added 
  some  suggestions  as  to  the  means  of  avoiding  it.'' 
  Willing  to  wound,  and  yet  afraid  to  strike,  Just 
  hint  a  fault,  and  hesitate  dislike.  --Pope. 
  Arthur,  whom  they  say  is  killed  to-night  On  your 
  suggestion.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  idea  that  is  suggested;  "the  picnic  was  her  suggestion" 
  2:  a  proposal  offered  for  acceptance  or  rejection  [syn:  {proposition}, 
  3:  a  just  detectable  amount;  "he  speaks  French  with  a  trace  of 
  an  accent"  [syn:  {trace},  {hint}] 
  4:  the  act  of  suggesting;  "it  was  a  suggestion  we  couldn't 
  refuse"  [syn:  {prompting}] 
  5:  the  act  of  inducing  hypnosis  [syn:  {hypnotism},  {mesmerism}] 

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