Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of indicating.
  • n. Something that serves to indicate; a sign.
  • n. Something indicated as necessary or expedient: Bed rest is usually the indication for flu cases.
  • n. The degree indicated by a measuring instrument.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Act of pointing out or indicating.
  • n. That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.
  • n. Discovery made; information.
  • n. Explanation; display. Francis Bacon.
  • n. Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
  • n. An declared approximation of the price at which a traded security is likely to commence trading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of pointing out or indicating.
  • n. That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.
  • n. Discovery made; information.
  • n. Explanation; display.
  • n. Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies. Opposite of contraindication.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of indicating or pointing out; a showing; exhibition; manifestation; prognostication.
  • n. That which serves to indicate or point out; intimation; information; mark; token; sign; symptom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
  • n. the act of indicating or pointing out by name
  • n. something that serves to indicate or suggest
  • n. something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary
  • n. a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument

Etymologies

From Latin indicātiō ("a showing, indicating the value of something; valuation"), from indicō ("point out, indicate, show; value"); see indicate; confer French indication, Spanish indicación, Italian indicazione. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.