showing, signifying, or pointing out; expressive or suggestive (usually followed by of ): behavior indicative of mental disorder.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used for ordinary objective statements, questions, etc., as the verb plays in John plays football. Compare imperative ( def 3 ), subjunctive ( def 1 ).
noun Grammar.
the indicative mood.
a verb in the indicative.

1520–30; < Late Latin indicātīvus. See indicate, -ive

indicatively, adverb
unindicative, adjective
unindicatively, adverb Unabridged
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indicative (ɪnˈdɪkətɪv)
adj (foll by of)
1.  serving as a sign; suggestive: indicative of trouble ahead
2.  grammar Compare subjunctive denoting a mood of verbs used chiefly to make statements
3.  grammar
 a.  the indicative mood
 b.  a verb in the indicative mood

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Word Origin & History

1520s, from Fr. indicatif, from L. indicativus, from indicat-, pp. stem of indicare (see indication).
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Example sentences
As reconstructed by the paleontologists, the dinosaur-bearing deposits are
  indicative of a relatively warm coastal plain.
Among the evidence of their age are dark blotches indicative of many years
  underground, researchers say.
Small red regions are indicative of rapid plant growth.
He thinks that technology is not inherently neutral, but rather is indicative
  of a whole way of framing the world.
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