From Old French indication, from Latin indicātiō (“a showing, indicating the value of something; valuation”), from indicō (“point out, indicate, show; value”); see indicate; confer French indication, Spanish indicación, Italian indicazione.
indication (plural indications)
- Act of pointing out or indicating.
- 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. (Can we date this quote by Joseph Addison?)
- Discovery made; information.
- (obsolete) Explanation; display. (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon?)
- (medicine) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
- (finance) An declared approximation of the price at which a traded security is likely to commence trading.
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- indication in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- indication in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
indication f (plural indications)