What does indicative mean?

Definitions for indicative
ɪnˈdɪk ə tɪvin·dica·tive

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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

    Etymology: From indicativus.

  2. indicative(Adjective)

    serving as a sign, indication or suggestion of something

    He had pains indicative of a heart attack.

    Etymology: From indicativus.

  3. indicative(Adjective)

    of, or relating to the indicative mood

    Etymology: From indicativus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indicative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. indicativus: cf. F. indicatif.]

  2. Indicative(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. indicativus: cf. F. indicatif.]

  3. Indicative(noun)

    the indicative mood

    Etymology: [L. indicativus: cf. F. indicatif.]

How to pronounce indicative?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say indicative in sign language?

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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

Examples of indicative in a Sentence

  1. Chang Li:

    The Shandong economy is skewed toward gritty smoke-stack industries where companies are typically highly leveraged, we view the plight of Shandong POEs (privately owned enterprises) as indicative of China's wider challenge: the difficulty of transitioning to a higher value-added economy, while managing high debt and slowing growth.

  2. Mark Amodei:

    I think the fact they're going through the bill section by section at 5:15 p.m. the day before the bill is going to be voted on is indicative of there is more work that needs to be done.

  3. Robert Graham:

    It's indicative of communication between Trump, the health organization and the bank outside these servers, there is some sort of connection I can't explain, and only they are doing it. It could be completely innocent.

  4. Ben Nimmo:

    What's interesting in this set is so much of what they were doing is copying and pasting genuine material from actual Americans, this may be indicative of an effort to hide linguistic deficiencies, which have made them easier to detect in the past.

  5. Phil Robertson:

    The Singapore judicial system’s shameful recourse to using torture – in the form of caning – to punish crimes that should be misdemeanors is indicative of a blatant disregard for international human rights standards, one of the defendants said that sentencing day was the darkest day of his life, but in reality every day that Singapore keeps caning on its books is a dark day for the country’s international reputation.

Images & Illustrations of indicative

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