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Where can I find reference documentation (as opposed to, e.g., tutorials, etc.) on the meanings of the various color/style highlightings that Mathematica automatically assigns to code as one types it?

I don't have any particular question; I just want to see what all these colors and styles mean.

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See also this answer, especially the second image... –  rm -rf Apr 2 '13 at 0:30
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I don't know whether I interpret your question correctly but have you checked Preferences->Appearance?

There you see what the colors of the syntax highlighter mean:

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