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indication

[in-di-key-shuh n] /ˌɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
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
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin indicātiōn- (stem of indicātiō). See indicate, -ion
Related forms
reindication, noun
Synonyms
1. hint, intimation, portent.
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indication

/ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
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 and History for reindication

indication

n.

early 15c., from Latin indicationem (nominative indicatio) "an indicating; valuation," noun of action from past participle stem of indicare "point out, show," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + dicare "proclaim," from stem of dicere "to speak, to say" (see diction).

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reindication in Medicine

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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