What does indicative mean?

Definitions for indicativeɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word indicative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indicative mood, indicative, declarative mood, declarative, common mood, fact mood(adj)

    a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

  2. indicative, declarative(adj)

    relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements

    "indicative mood"

  3. indicative, indicatory, revelatory, significative, suggestive(adj)

    (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly

    "actions indicative of fear"

Wiktionary

  1. indicative(Noun)

    the indicative mood

  2. indicative(Adjective)

    serving as a sign, indication or suggestion of something

    He had pains indicative of a heart attack.

  3. indicative(Adjective)

    of, or relating to the indicative mood

  4. Origin: From indicativus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indicative(adj)

    pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious

  2. Indicative(adj)

    suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc

  3. Indicative(noun)

    the indicative mood

  4. Origin: [L. indicativus: cf. F. indicatif.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indicative in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indicative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.

  2. S Hayakawa:

    How anybody dresses is indicative of his self-concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either.

  3. Philip Petursson:

    It looks like oil is taking everything down with it, this could be indicative of a weaker economic environment for 2015, and that is starting to be realized by the equity market.

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.

  5. Rich Ross:

    Wouldn't it be amazing if we could tell stories that are actually indicative of behaviors and situations and see if we can alter them in a positive way? that's my kind of interactive — make people care.

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