Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
    the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm
  2. (noun, communication) something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary
  3. (noun, communication) something that serves to indicate or suggest
    indications of strain
    symptoms are the prime indicants of disease
  4. (noun, communication) (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
  5. (noun, communication) the act of indicating or pointing out by name

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Synonyms of Indication

denotation, indicant, meter reading, reading

Antonyms of Indication


Origin of the word Indication

  1. 1540s, from L. indicationem (nom. indicatio) "valuation," from indicare "point out, show," from in- "in" + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Indication

indexation, indiction, indigestion, indigotin, induction, intestine, intoxication

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