English noun: indicant
|1.||indicant (communication) something that serves to indicate or suggest|
|Samples||An indication of foul play.|
Indications of strain.
Symptoms are the prime indicants of disease.
|Narrower (hyponym)||clue, evidence, forerunner, gesture, glimpse, harbinger, herald, hint, manifestation, mark, pointing out, precursor, predecessor, print, shadow, signalisation, signalization, smoke, symptom, tincture, trace, vestige|
|2.||indicant (communication) 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|
|Synonyms||index, index number, indicator|
|Narrower (hyponym)||BMI, body mass index, business index, leading indicator, price index, price level, short account, stock index, stock market index|