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  • n. Singular of indicia.

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  • n. An indication; a sign.


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From Latin indicium.



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  • In stamp collecting, the stamp impression of a postage meter or the imprint on postal stationery (as opposed to an adhesive stamp), indicating prepayment and postal validity.

    August 27, 2008

  • remarkable indicium: the immobility of perceptual Time.

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor

    June 5, 2008

  • from Garner's Usage Tip of the Day:

    "a graphical element on printed matter that indicates paid postage. In this sense the word is occasionally used in the singular form -- e.g.: "It uses a two-dimensional bar code; the indicium, or 'stamp,' includes both machine-readable and human-readable information." Cheryl Currid, "Creating Stamps on Printer Is Another Hassle Made Easy," Houston Chron., 27 Aug. 1999, Tech. Ā§, at 3."

    March 31, 2008