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English noun: indicant

1. indicant (communication) something that serves to indicate or suggest


SamplesAn indication of foul play.
Indications of strain.
Symptoms are the prime indicants of disease.


Synonymsindication


Broader (hypernym)communication


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


Synonymsindex, index number, indicator


Broader (hypernym)fact


Narrower (hyponym)BMI, body mass index, business index, leading indicator, price index, price level, short account, stock index, stock market index









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