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Noun: indicator  'in-du,key-tu(r)
  1. 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
    - index, index number, indicant
     
  2. A signal for attracting attention
     
  3. A device for showing the operating condition of some system
     
  4. (chemistry) a substance that changes colour 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
     
  5. [Brit] A blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn
    - blinker, turn signal [N. Amer], turn indicator, trafficator [Brit]

Derived forms: indicators

Type of: color [US], coloring material [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colouring material [Brit, Cdn], device, fact, sign, signal, signaling [US], signalling, visual signal

Part of: electrical system

Encyclopedia: Indicator