Definitions for: Indication


[n] 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"
[n] something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"
[n] something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
[n] (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure; "the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
[n] the act of indicating or pointing out by name



Webster (1913) Definition: In`di*ca"tion, n. [L. indicatio: cf. F.
indication.]
1. Act of pointing out or indicating.

2. 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.

3. Discovery made; information. --Bentley.

4. Explanation; display. [Obs.] --Bacon.

5. (Med.) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which
serves to direct to suitable remedies.

Syn: Proof; demonstration; sign; token; mark; evidence;
signal.

Synonyms: denotation, indicant, meter reading, reading

Antonyms: contraindication

See Also: advice, clock time, clue, communication, data point, datum, evidence, forerunner, gesture, glimpse, harbinger, herald, hint, manifestation, mark, miles per hour, mph, naming, pointing out, precursor, reason, signalisation, signalization, smoke, symptom, time

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