[ in-di-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


anything serving to indicate or point out, as a sign or token.
Medicine/Medical. a special symptom or the like that points out a suitable remedy or treatment or shows the presence of a disease.
an act of indicating.
the degree marked by an instrument.

Origin of indication

First recorded in 1535–45, indication is from the Latin word indicātiōn- (stem of indicātiō). See indicate, -ion


re·in·di·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for indication

/ (ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən) /


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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Medical definitions for indication

[ ĭn′dĭ-kāshən ]


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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