1. something that serves to indicate or suggest

an indication of foul play


indications of strain


symptoms are the prime indicants of disease

Syn: ↑indication
Derivationally related forms: ↑indicate, ↑indicate (for: ↑indication)
Hypernyms: ↑communication
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
Syn: ↑index, ↑index number, ↑indicator
Hypernyms: ↑fact

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  • indicant — [in′di kənt] adj. [L indicans] indicating; pointing out n. something that indicates or points out …   English World dictionary

  • indicant — /in di keuhnt/, n. 1. something that indicates; indicator. adj. 2. Obs. serving to indicate; indicative. [1600 10; < L indicant (s. of indicans, prp. of indicare to point, make known), equiv. to indic (see INDICATE) + ant ANT] * * * …   Universalium

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  • indicant — n. something which indicates or shows, sign, designator, indicator adj. indicative, revealing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indicant — in·di·cant …   English syllables

  • indicant — in•di•cant [[t]ˈɪn dɪ kənt[/t]] n. something that indicates • Etymology: 1600–10; < L …   From formal English to slang

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