1. [ noun ] a signal that serves to indicate or suggest something
Synonyms: indication

"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

Related terms: signal communication evidence hint symptom gesture manifestation mark trace pointing_out harbinger signalization contraindication smoke glimpse bespeak argue
2. [ noun ] a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
Synonyms: indicator index index_number
Related terms: fact leading_indicator Dow_Jones price_index short_account stock_index business_index
Similar spelling:   Indic