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  Definition of indicator
  1. a device for showing the operating condition of some system
  2. a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
  3. a signal for attracting attention
  4. (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction
Similar Words: index, index number, indicant

 

Hyponyms: air sock, air sleeve, wind sock, wind sleeve, annunciator, cursor, pointer, dial, fuel gauge, fuel indicator, gnomon, level, spirit level, pilot light, pilot lamp, indicator lamp, scale, test paper, tidemark, business index, leading indicator, price index, price level, short account, stock index, stock market index, reference point, point of reference, reference, absorption indicator, acid-base indicator, alpha-naphthol test, Molisch's test, Molisch test, Molisch reaction, oxidation-reduction indicator

 

Derivational Morphology: bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal

 

 
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