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Meaning of INDICATION

Pronunciation:  `indu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading"; "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
  2. [n]  something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"
  3. [n]  something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
  4. [n]  (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure; "the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
  5. [n]  the act of indicating or pointing out by name
 

INDICATION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: denotation, indicant, meter reading, reading
 
 Antonyms: contraindication
 
 See Also: advice, clock time, clue, communication, data point, datum, evidence, forerunner, gesture, glimpse, harbinger, herald, hint, manifestation, mark, miles per hour, mph, naming, pointing out, precursor, reason, signalisation, signalization, smoke, symptom, time

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`di*ca"tion\, n. [L. indicatio: cf. F.
indication.]
1. Act of pointing out or indicating.

2. That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token;
   sign; symptom; evidence.

         The frequent stops they make in the most convenient
         places are plain indications of their weariness.
                                               --Addison.

3. Discovery made; information. --Bentley.

4. Explanation; display. [Obs.] --Bacon.

5. (Med.) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which
   serves to direct to suitable remedies.

Syn: Proof; demonstration; sign; token; mark; evidence;
     signal.

 
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