indication

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

indication (countable and uncountable, plural indications)

  1. Act of pointing out or indicating.
  2. That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.
    • (Can we date this quote by Joseph Addison and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The frequent stops they make in the most convenient places are plain indications of their weariness.
  3. Discovery made; information.
  4. (obsolete) Explanation; display. (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
  5. (medicine) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
  6. (finance) An declared approximation of the price at which a traded security is likely to commence trading.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin indicātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.di.ka.sjɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

indication f (plural indications)

  1. direction, instruction
  2. indication, sign
  3. indication, information
  4. a hint

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