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indication Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun something that serves to indicate or suggest
    • an indication of foul play
    • indications of strain
    • symptoms are the prime indicants of disease
  2. noun the act of indicating or pointing out by name
  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
  4. noun something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary
    • there were indications that it was time to leave
  5. noun a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
    reading; meter reading.
    • he could not believe the meter reading
    • the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm

In`di*ca"tion noun
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.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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