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Meaning of INDICATIVE

Pronunciation:  in'dikutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
  2. [adj]  having a covert or special meaning
  3. [adj]  (grammar) relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple declarative statements; "indicative mood"
 

INDICATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: common mood, declarative, declarative, declarative mood, fact mood, indicative mood, meaningful, significative, suggestive
 
 See Also: modality, mode, mood

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*dic"a*tive\, a. [L. indicativus: cf. F.
    indicatif.]
    1. Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or
       knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
    
             That truth is productive of utility, and utility
             indicative of truth, may be thus proved. --Bp.
                                                   Warburton.
    
    2. (Fine Arts) Suggestive; representing the whole by a part,
       as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
    
    {Indicative mood} (Gram.), that mood or form of the verb
       which indicates, that is, which simply affirms or denies
       or inquires; as, he writes; he is not writing; has the
       mail arrived?
    
    
  2. \In*dic"a*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    The indicative mood.
    
    
 
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