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English noun: indication

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


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


Synonymsindicant


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. indication (communication) the act of indicating or pointing out by name


Synonymsdenotation


Broader (hypernym)naming

3. indication (communication) (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure


SamplesThe presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics.


Broader (hypernym)reason


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine


Antonymscontraindication

4. indication (communication) something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary


SamplesThere were indications that it was time to leave.


Broader (hypernym)advice

5. indication (cognition) a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument


SamplesHe could not believe the meter reading.
The barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm.


Synonymsmeter reading, reading


Broader (hypernym)data point, datum


Narrower (hyponym)clock time, miles per hour, mph, time









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