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indication (n.)

early 15c., "a sign, that which indicates," from Latin indicationem (nominative indicatio) "an indicating; valuation," noun of action from past participle stem of indicare "point out, show," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + dicare "proclaim" (from PIE root *deik- "to show," also "pronounce solemnly").

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Definitions of indication from WordNet

indication (n.)
something that serves to indicate or suggest;
an indication of foul play
indications of strain
Synonyms: indicant
indication (n.)
the act of indicating or pointing out by name;
Synonyms: denotation
indication (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
indication (n.)
something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary;
there were indications that it was time to leave
indication (n.)
a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument;
the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm
Synonyms: reading / meter reading
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