Origin of indication
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1. hint, intimation, portent.
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Examples from the Web for indication
If 2014 was any indication, the coming TV schedule is sure to be filled with plenty of water-cooler shows.Four TV Shows We Can’t Wait to Return In 2015
December 22, 2014
While natural color is no indication of quality, it can speak volumes about character.Why Natural Color Is So Crucial To Understanding A Whisky’s Flavors
December 10, 2014
There is no indication that either side is going to give up.Intifada 3.0: Growing Unrest and a Plot to Kill an Israeli Minister
November 21, 2014
By contrast, if body language is any indication, Obama and Xi were getting along rather well.Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit
November 11, 2014
It is also worth mentioning again that previous success is no indication of future performance.Marvel and DC Plan 20 Movies for the Next Six Years: Will the Comic Book Movie Bubble Burst?
October 29, 2014
The odor given off by the chicken is also an indication of freshness.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
In this case the indication of the pointer must be divided by ten.
Still, I don't mind that, only as an indication of his meanness.In the Midst of Alarms
There was no indication of the six miles of pavement which later were to be Fallon's pride.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
There had been no indication in von Horn's attitude toward the girl that he loved her.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
- something that serves to indicate or suggest; signan indication of foul play
- the degree or quantity represented on a measuring instrument or device
- the action of indicating
- something that is indicated as advisable, necessary, or expedient
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Word Origin and History for indication
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Something that points to or suggests the proper treatment of a disease, as that demanded by its cause or symptoms.
- Something indicated as necessary or expedient, as in the administration of a drug.
- The degree indicated by a measuring instrument.
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