1 something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease" [syn: indicant]
2 the act of indicating or pointing out by name [syn: denotation]
3 (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure; "the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics" [ant: contraindication]
4 something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"
5 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" [syn: reading, meter reading]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- 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. Addison.
- Discovery made; information.
- Explanation; display. Bacon.
- Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
- Dutch: aanwijzing (2)
Indication can refer to:
indication in German: Indikation (Begriffsklärung)
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