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Definition of indicative

1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a verb form or set of verb forms that represents the denoted act or state as an objective fact the indicative mood

2. 2 :  serving to indicate actions indicative of fear

Examples of indicative in a Sentence

1. In I walked to school, the verb walked is in the indicative mood.

2. a wide-eyed look that is indicative of his constant curiosity

Recent Examples of indicative from the Web

• The red shoes and red dress are indicative that this is a fallen woman that’s probably ‘
• That Green was more interested talking about that first at-bat was indicative of the excitement over the progress Renfroe has made.
• The final 2-12 record was not necessarily indicative of how much progress the team made.
• An algorithm searches the input picture for groups of pixels arranged in patterns indicative of a human face—
• Rosatos are gorgeous, and their vivid colors are indicative of their flavor profile.
• CDH is selling 884 million shares at an indicative price range of HK$6.51 ($0.84) to HK$6.58 ($0.85) per share.
• The pleasant tune is pretty indicative of Harvest, though, which despite its omnipresence, is maybe the eighth-best Young album of its decade.
• That relationship between Flores and Razo is indicative of the impact Flores has made on the team in his final season, as coach Bryan Nallenweg explained.

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noun in·dic·a·tive

Definition of indicative

1. 1 :  the indicative mood of a language

2. 2 :  a form in the indicative mood

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Definition of indicative for English Language Learners

• : showing something : indicating something

• grammar : of or relating to the verb form that is used to state a fact that can be known or proved

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Definition of indicative for Students

1. 1 :  pointing out or showing something Fever is indicative of illness.

2. 2 :  of or relating to the verb form that is used to state a fact that can be known or proved In “I am here,” the verb “am” is in the indicative mood.

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