A warning of strange meaning

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    A warning of strange meaning

    I have seen this warning a few times when I compile this line of code, the warning is this:

    warning C4267: '=' : conversion from 'size_t' to 'int', possible loss of data

    The code is this:

    Code:
    char senta[]="I am an example!"
    
                size=strlen(senta);
                for(x=0;x<size;x++)
                {   
                    Sleep(40); 
                    printf("%c",senta[x]);
                }
    Sorry if the indents a little rubbish, but the warning it produces does not change my output.. what does it mean? I have looked
    in my compiler log and can't find the answer...

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    size is (presumably) declared as type int and strlen is returning a value of type size_t.
    You can remove this warning by declaring size as size_t
    Code:
    size_t size;

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