indication

[in-di-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
anything serving to indicate or point out, as a sign or token.
2.
Medicine/Medical. a special symptom or the like that points out a suitable remedy or treatment or shows the presence of a disease.
3.
an act of indicating.
4.
the degree marked by an instrument.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin indicātiōn- (stem of indicātiō). See indicate, -ion

reindication, noun


1. hint, intimation, portent.
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indication (ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  something that serves to indicate or suggest; sign: an indication of foul play
2.  the degree or quantity represented on a measuring instrument or device
3.  the action of indicating
4.  something that is indicated as advisable, necessary, or expedient

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indication
1540s, from L. indicationem (nom. indicatio) "valuation," from indicare "point out, show," from in- "in" + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction).
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indication in·di·ca·tion (ĭn'dĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. Something that points to or suggests the proper treatment of a disease, as that demanded by its cause or symptoms.

  2. Something indicated as necessary or expedient, as in the administration of a drug.

  3. The degree indicated by a measuring instrument.

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Example sentences
The tooth evidence provided no clear indication for either meat-eating or
  omnivorous habits.
Seeing white in this area is usually a good indication that there is abnormal
  eye bulging.
We might look on the bright side and see the argument as an indication of art's
  allusiveness.
Don't cut the letterhead, it is an indication of your current academic
  affiliation.
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