re indication


anything serving to indicate or point out, as a sign or token.
Medicine/Medical. a special symptom or the like that points out a suitable remedy or treatment or shows the presence of a disease.
an act of indicating.
the degree marked by an instrument.

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

reindication, noun

1. hint, intimation, portent. Unabridged
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indication (ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən)
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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Word Origin & History

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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Medical Dictionary

indication in·di·ca·tion (ĭn'dĭ-kā'shən)

  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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