something that serves to indicate or suggest
"an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
the act of indicating or pointing out by name
(medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
"the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary
"there were indications that it was time to leave"
reading, meter reading, indication(noun)
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"
Act of pointing out or indicating.
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. Joseph Addison.
Discovery made; information.
Explanation; display. Francis Bacon.
Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
An declared approximation of the price at which a traded security is likely to commence trading.
Origin: From indicatio, from indico; see indicate; confer French indication, indicación, indicazione.
act of pointing out or indicating
that which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence
discovery made; information
any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies
In medicine, an indication is a valid reason to use a certain test, medication, procedure, or surgery. The opposite of indication is contraindication.
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Rank popularity for the word 'indication' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4065
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'indication' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3395
Rank popularity for the word 'indication' in Nouns Frequency: #1352
The numerical value of indication in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of indication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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