"indication" in the noun sense
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"
2. indication, denotation
the act of indicating or pointing out by name
medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
"the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary
"there were indications that it was time to leave"
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"
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