indication

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noun in·di·ca·tion \ ˌin-də-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of indication

1 a :something that serves to indicate
b :something that is indicated as advisable or necessary
2 :the action of indicating

indicational

play \ˌin-də-ˈkā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of indication in a Sentence

  1. Her evaluation will give me a good indication of where I stand in the class.

  2. There were indications that he was thinking of changing jobs.

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First Known Use of indication

15th century



INDICATION Defined for English Language Learners

indication

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Definition of indication for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a sign or signal) that points out or shows something


INDICATION Defined for Kids

indication

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noun in·di·ca·tion \ ˌin-də-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of indication for Students

1 :the act of pointing out or stating briefly
2 :something that points out or suggests something Warm weather is an indication of spring.

Medical Dictionary

indication

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noun in·di·ca·tion \ ˌin-də-ˈkā-shən \

medical Definition of indication

1 a :a symptom or particular circumstance that indicates the advisability or necessity of a specific medical treatment or procedure
  • postpartum hemorrhage is the chief indication for the use of ergot preparations and derivatives
  • —C. H. Thienes
b :something that is indicated as advisable or necessary
  • in case of collapse the immediate indication is artificial respiration
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
2 :the degree indicated in a specific instance or at a specific time on a graduated physical instrument (as a thermometer)


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