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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.


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


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


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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