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Definition 1: a device for showing the operating condition of some system - [noun denoting artifact]

(indicator is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator that announces which electrical circuit has been active (as on a telephone switchboard)

(... is a kind of indicator ) paper impregnated with an indicator for use in chemical tests

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator as on a dial

(... is a kind of indicator ) indicator consisting of a light to indicate whether power is on or a motor is in operation

(... is a kind of indicator ) indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid

(... is a kind of indicator ) indicator provided by the stationary arm whose shadow indicates the time on the sundial

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator of the amount of fuel remaining in a vehicle

(... is a kind of indicator ) the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments

(... is a kind of indicator ) (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

(... is a kind of indicator ) indicator consisting of a line at the highwater or low-water limits of the tides

Definition 2: a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time - [noun denoting communication]

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(indicator is a kind of ...) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

"he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"

(... is a kind of indicator ) a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30

(... is a kind of indicator ) a statistical compilation that provides a context for economic or financial conditions

"this business index is computed relative to the base year of 2005"

(... is a kind of indicator ) one of 11 indicators for different sections of the economy; used by the Department of Commerce to predict economic trends in the near future

(... is a kind of indicator ) an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time

(... is a kind of indicator ) the aggregate of short sales on an open market

(... is a kind of indicator ) index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks

Definition 3: a signal for attracting attention - [noun denoting communication]

(indicator is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator that orients you generally

"it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

Definition 4: (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction - [noun denoting substance]

(indicator is a kind of ...) any material used for its color

"she used a different color for the trim"

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator used in reactions that involve precipitation

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator that changes color on going from acidic to basic solutions

(... is a kind of indicator ) biochemical indicator of the presence of carbohydrates in a solution; if carbohydrates are present a violet ring is formed by reaction with alpha-naphthol in the presence of sulfuric acid

(... is a kind of indicator ) an indicator that shows a reversible color change between oxidized and reduced forms

(indicator belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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