What does indicator mean?

Definitions for indicator
ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪ tərin·di·ca·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. index, index number, indicant, indicator(noun)

    a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time

  2. indicator(noun)

    a signal for attracting attention

  3. indicator(noun)

    a device for showing the operating condition of some system

  4. indicator(noun)

    (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction

Wiktionary

  1. indicator(Noun)

    A pointer or index that indicates something.

    Etymology: From indicator, from indico; see indicate.

  2. indicator(Noun)

    A meter or gauge.

    Etymology: From indicator, from indico; see indicate.

  3. indicator(Noun)

    The needle or dial on such a meter.

    Etymology: From indicator, from indico; see indicate.

  4. indicator(Noun)

    Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.

    Etymology: From indicator, from indico; see indicate.

  5. indicator(Noun)

    A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.

    Etymology: From indicator, from indico; see indicate.

  6. indicator(Noun)

    A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.

    Etymology: From indicator, from indico; see indicate.

  7. indicator(Noun)

    A trafficator.

    Etymology: From indicator, from indico; see indicate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indicator(noun)

    one who, or that which, shows or points out; as, a fare indicator in a street car

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. indicateur.]

  2. Indicator(noun)

    a pressure gauge; a water gauge, as for a steam boiler; an apparatus or instrument for showing the working of a machine or moving part

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. indicateur.]

  3. Indicator(noun)

    an instrument which draws a diagram showing the varying pressure in the cylinder of an engine or pump at every point of the stroke. It consists of a small cylinder communicating with the engine cylinder and fitted with a piston which the varying pressure drives upward more or less against the resistance of a spring. A lever imparts motion to a pencil which traces the diagram on a card wrapped around a vertical drum which is turned back and forth by a string connected with the piston rod of the engine. See Indicator card (below)

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. indicateur.]

  4. Indicator(noun)

    a telltale connected with a hoisting machine, to show, at the surface, the position of the cage in the shaft of a mine, etc

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. indicateur.]

  5. Indicator(noun)

    the part of an instrument by which an effect is indicated, as an index or pointer

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. indicateur.]

  6. Indicator(noun)

    any bird of the genus Indicator and allied genera. See Honey guide, under Honey

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. indicateur.]

  7. Indicator(noun)

    that which indicates the condition of acidity, alkalinity, or the deficiency, excess, or sufficiency of a standard reagent, by causing an appearance, disappearance, or change of color, as in titration or volumetric analysis

    Etymology: [L.: cf. F. indicateur.]

Freebase

  1. Indicator

    In various contexts of science, technology, and manufacturing, an indicator is any of various instruments used to accurately measure small distances and angles, and amplify them to make them more obvious. The name comes from the concept of indicating to the user that which their naked eye cannot discern; such as the presence, or exact quantity, of some small distance. Many indicators have a dial display, in which a needle points to graduations in a circular array around the dial. Such indicators, of which there are several types, therefore are often called dial indicators. Non-dial types of indicators include mechanical devices with cantilevered pointers and electronic devices with digital displays. Indicators may be used to check the variation in tolerance during the inspection process of a machined part, measure the deflection of a beam or ring under laboratory conditions, as well as many other situations where a small measurement needs to be registered or indicated. Dial indicators typically measure ranges from 0.25mm to 300mm, with graduations of 0.001mm to 0.01mm or 0.00005in to 0.001in.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Indicator

    (a) An apparatus for indicating the condition of a distant element, such as the water level in a reservoir, the temperature of a drying room or cold storage room or any other datum. They are of the most varied constructions. (b) The receiving instrument in a telegraph system is sometimes thus termed.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. indicator

    In intelligence usage, an item of information which reflects the intention or capability of an adversary to adopt or reject a course of action.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. indicator

    An invention of Gen. Wingate, of the New York Militia, for instructing men in aiming the musket. A steel rod passing through a brass tompon in the muzzle is projected forwards by the firing-pin. The rod carries a sharp point in the line of the sights, which punctures a miniature target a foot or so in front of the muzzle.

Editors Contribution

  1. indicator

    A type of device created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and technology to indicate.

    The vehicle indicator did give an accurate signal so the other drives could see the intention.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indicator' in Nouns Frequency: #1880

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indicator in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indicator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of indicator in a Sentence

  1. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift:

    It is patently false to say the Department had not engaged the board, when as recently as January 8 we were working with the board to renew their charter, schedule a meeting and fill vacancies, their hollow and dishonest political stunt should be a clear indicator of the intention of this group.

  2. Di Fabio:

    Fish consumption at eight years old may simply serve as an indicator of high dietary quality, children who are picky eaters may avoid foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fats including fish and seafood, walnuts, spinach and soybeans.

  3. Daniel Ives:

    This as another indicator the Nokia acquisition was a $7 billion head-scratcher deal that remains an overhang for Microsoft, nadella inherited this headache, now he is trying to make the best of a bad acquisition.

  4. Le Brun:

    A lot of traders are keeping their powder dry in front of non-farm payroll data - it's the No.1 (indicator) in terms of crude consumers, investors are a little more confident we've seen a bottom in oil (prices).

  5. Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya:

    The world has lost the war on drugs, not only Thailand, we have clear numbers that drug use has increased over the past three years. Another indicator is there are more prisoners.

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Translations for indicator

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  • مؤشّرArabic
  • индикаторBulgarian
  • ukazatelCzech
  • Blinker, Indikator, Anzeige, Fahrtrichtungsanzeiger, ZeigerGerman
  • μετρητής, δείκτης, δείκτης πορείαςGreek
  • indicadorSpanish
  • suuntavilkku, indikaattori, osoitin, indikaattorilaji, mittari, mittalaiteFinnish
  • clignotant, indicateur, signofile, aiguilleFrench
  • index, irányjelzőHungarian
  • frecciaItalian
  • 針, インジケータ, インジケーター, 方向指示器, 指示薬Japanese
  • indikator, retningsviser, viser, blinkelys, målerNorwegian
  • wskaźnikPolish
  • indicator, semnalizatorRomanian
  • индикатор, поворотник, указатель, стрелкаRussian
  • žmigavac, migavacSerbo-Croatian
  • indikator, blinker, körriktningsvisare, mätareSwedish
  • సూచికTelugu
  • ไฟเลี้ยวThai
  • gTurkish

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