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indication

[ in-di-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of indication

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

OTHER WORDS FROM indication

re·in·di·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for indication

indication
/ (ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun
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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