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    #1

    How to say it?

    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know a noun which describes "the same word might have different meanings depending on how people interpret it."

    Could I say "Contextual nuance or subtly"? Thank you.
    Last edited by Deepurple; 28-May-2012 at 12:11.

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    Re: How to say it?

    Are you thinking of homonym?

    Or are you think of words such as 'liberal', which can mean different things to different people?

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