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Definition 1: a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where indication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could not believe the meter reading
  • the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm

Synonyms for indication in the sense of this definition

(indication is a kind of ...) an item of factual information derived from measurement or research

(... is a kind of indication ) a reading of a point in time as given by a clock

"do you know what time it is?" "the time is 10 o'clock"

(... is a kind of indication ) a speedometer reading for the momentary rate of travel

Definition 2: something that serves to indicate or suggest - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where indication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an indication of foul play
  • indications of strain
  • symptoms are the prime indicants of disease

Synonyms for indication in the sense of this definition

(indication is a kind of ...) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

(... is a kind of indication ) a slight indication

(... is a kind of indication ) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

(... is a kind of indication ) a vague indication

"he caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning"

(... is a kind of indication ) a visible indication made on a surface

"some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks" "paw prints were everywhere"

(... is a kind of indication ) a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing

"a manifestation of disease"

(... is a kind of indication ) indication by demonstration

(... is a kind of indication ) a conspicuous indication

(... is a kind of indication ) anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

(... is a kind of indication ) an indication that something has been present

"there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim" "a tincture of condescension"

(... is a kind of indication ) an indication that makes something evident

"his trembling was evidence of his fear"

(... is a kind of indication ) something done as an indication of intention

"a political gesture" "a gesture of defiance"

(... is a kind of indication ) an indication of some hidden activity

"with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"

Definition 3: the act of indicating or pointing out by name - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for indication in the sense of this definition

(indication is a kind of ...) the verbal act of naming

"the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"

Definition 4: (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where indication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics

(indication is a kind of ...) a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

"there is reason to believe he is lying"

(indication belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 5: something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where indication or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were indications that it was time to leave

(indication is a kind of ...) a proposal for an appropriate course of action

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