Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of indicating.
  • noun Something that serves to indicate; a sign.
  • noun Something indicated as necessary or expedient.
  • noun The information indicated by a measuring instrument.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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