English noun: indication
|1.||indication (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.||indication (communication) the act of indicating or pointing out by name|
|3.||indication (communication) (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure|
|Samples||The presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics.|
|Domain category||medical specialty, medicine|
|4.||indication (communication) something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary|
|Samples||There were indications that it was time to leave.|
|5.||indication (cognition) a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument|
|Samples||He could not believe the meter reading.|
The barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm.
|Synonyms||meter reading, reading|
|Broader (hypernym)||data point, datum|
|Narrower (hyponym)||clock time, miles per hour, mph, time|