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indication

 
Noun indication has 5 senses
  1. indication, indicant - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
    --1 is a kind of communication
    --1 has particulars:
     gesture; evidence; trace, vestige, tincture, shadow; symptom; signalization, signalisation; pointing out; manifestation; mark, print; glimpse; harbinger, forerunner, herald, precursor; hint, clue; smoke
    Derived forms: verb indicate4, verb indicate1
  2. indication, denotation - the act of indicating or pointing out by name
    --2 is a kind of naming
    Derived form: verb indicate2
  3. indication - (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure; "the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
    --3 is a kind of
    reason
    Antonyms: contraindication
    Derived forms: verb indicate5, verb indicate1
  4. indication - something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"
    --4 is a kind of
    advice
    Derived forms: verb indicate5, verb indicate4
  5. reading, meter reading, indication - 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"
    --5 is a kind of datum, data point
    --5 has particulars: clock time, time; miles per hour, mph
    Derived form: verb indicate4
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