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    Question shades of meaning

    What is shades of meaning?

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    Default Re: shades of meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by yeya
    What is shades of meaning?
    Can you provide us with the context in which you saw this phrase?

    Normally, a "shade of meaning" is a slight nuance. A "shade" here is used as a degree to measure meaning.

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    As an example 'kid' and 'youth' can both be use to refer to young people. 'Kid' is a bit younger and 'youth' can be used in a slightly negative way. They carry shades of meaning while being similar in many ways.

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