indicator

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From Late Latin indicātor (one who points out), from Latin indicō (point out); see indicate.

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indicator (plural indicators)

  1. A pointer or index that indicates something.
  2. A meter or gauge.
  3. The needle or dial on such a meter.
  4. (chemistry) Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.
  5. (ecology) A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.
  6. (economics) A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.
  7. (UK, Australia) A trafficator.
  8. A bird, the honeyguide.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From indicō (point out, indicate, show), from in (in, at, on; into) + dicō (indicate; dedicate; set apart).

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indicātor m (genitive indicātōris); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) Someone who points out.

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative indicātor indicātōrēs
genitive indicātōris indicātōrum
dative indicātōrī indicātōribus
accusative indicātōrem indicātōrēs
ablative indicātōre indicātōribus
vocative indicātor indicātōrēs

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indicātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of indicō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of indicō