|1.||[ noun ] a signal that serves to indicate or suggest something|
"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
|Related terms:||signal communication evidence hint symptom gesture manifestation mark trace pointing_out harbinger signalization contraindication smoke glimpse bespeak argue|
|2.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||datum clock_time miles_per_hour argue|
|3.||[ noun ] (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure|
"the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
|Related terms:||contraindication reason medicine|
|4.||[ noun ] something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary|
"there were indications that it was time to leave"
|Related terms:||advice indicate|
|5.||[ noun ] the act of indicating or pointing out by name|
|Related terms:||naming denote|