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

"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 datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
Synonyms: reading meter_reading

"he could not believe the meter reading" "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"

Related terms: datum clock_time miles_per_hour argue
3. [ noun ] (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure

"the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"

Related terms: contraindication reason medicine
4. [ noun ] something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary

"there were indications that it was time to leave"

Related terms: advice indicate
5. [ noun ] the act of indicating or pointing out by name
Synonyms: denotation indicating
Related terms: naming denote
Similar spelling:   indiction