|1.||[ noun ] a signal that serves to indicate or suggest something|
"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|