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Noun: indication  ,in-du'key-shun
  1. Something that serves to indicate or suggest
    "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain";
    - indicant
  2. The act of indicating or pointing out by name
    - denotation
  3. (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure
    "the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
  4. Something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary
    "there were indications that it was time to leave"
  5. A datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
    "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm";
    - reading, meter reading

Derived forms: indications

Type of: advice, communication, data point, datum, naming, reason

Antonym: contraindication

Encyclopedia: Indication