Definitions for indicationˌɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•di•ca•tionˌɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. something serving to indicate; sign; token.

  2. something indicated as suitable or necessary.

  3. an act of indicating.

  4. the degree marked by an instrument.

Origin of indication:

1535–45; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indication, indicant(noun)

    something that serves to indicate or suggest

    "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

  2. indication, denotation(noun)

    the act of indicating or pointing out by name

  3. indication(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. indication(noun)

    something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary

    "there were indications that it was time to leave"

  5. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. indication(noun)ˌɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən

    a sign that sth exists or is true

    Blood tests give us an indication that her condition is improving.; He gave no indication that he was upset.


  1. indication(Noun)

    Act of pointing out or indicating.

  2. indication(Noun)

    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.

  3. indication(Noun)

    Discovery made; information.

  4. indication(Noun)

    Explanation; display. Francis Bacon.

  5. indication(Noun)

    Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.

  6. indication(Noun)

    An declared approximation of the price at which a traded security is likely to commence trading.

  7. Origin: From indicatio, from indico; see indicate; confer French indication, indicación, indicazione.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indication(noun)

    act of pointing out or indicating

  2. Indication(noun)

    that which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence

  3. Indication(noun)

    discovery made; information

  4. Indication(noun)

    explanation; display

  5. Indication(noun)

    any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies


  1. Indication

    In medicine, an indication is a valid reason to use a certain test, medication, procedure, or surgery. The opposite of indication is contraindication.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indication' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4065

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indication' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3395

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indication' in Nouns Frequency: #1352

Translations for indication

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


There are clear indications that the war will soon be over; He had given no indication that he was intending to resign.

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