indication

Definitions

  • Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to Virginia during the 17th century
    Brass weights and a piece of scrap brass unearthed at Jamestown. Records indicate that many metalworkers emigrated to Virginia during the 17th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n indication a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument "he could not believe the meter reading","the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
    • n indication something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary "there were indications that it was time to leave"
    • n indication something that serves to indicate or suggest "an indication of foul play","indications of strain","symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
    • n indication (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure "the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
    • n indication the act of indicating or pointing out by name
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Additional illustrations & photos:

LIX. RUNNING UP APPROACH WITH MASHIE OR IRON. FINISH, WITH STANCE ALSO INDICATED LIX. RUNNING UP APPROACH WITH MASHIE OR IRON. FINISH, WITH STANCE ALSO INDICATED
Bump That Indicates That You Will Steal 077 Bump That Indicates That You Will Steal 077
Behind him a fierce roar indicated that the lion was in pursuit Behind him a fierce roar indicated that the lion was in pursuit
SHADOW-CIRCLES INDICATING THE APPROACH TO THE POLE SHADOW-CIRCLES INDICATING THE APPROACH TO THE POLE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Surveys indicate that the number one reason people play BINGO is for leisure
    • Indication Act of pointing out or indicating.
    • Indication (Med) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies. Opposite of contraindication.
    • Indication Discovery made; information.
    • Indication Explanation; display.
    • Indication That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence. "The frequent stops they make in the most convenient places are plain indications of their weariness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches
    • n indication The act of indicating or pointing out; a showing; exhibition; manifestation; prognostication.
    • n indication That which serves to indicate or point out; intimation; information; mark; token; sign; symptom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Reports from owners of cats and dogs indicate that 21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore
    • n Indication act of indicating: mark: token: symptom
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Quotations

  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “If the cut of the costume indicates intellect and talent, then the color indicates temper and heart.”
  • Carlos Fuentes
    Carlos Fuentes
    “By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffing activity of the body, are strong indications of futility.”
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis%20Carroll
    “Yet what are all such gaieties to me whose thoughts are full of indices and surds?”
  • Shvetashvatara Upanishad
    Shvetashvatara Upanishad
    “Health, a light body, freedom from cravings, a glowing skin, sonorous voice, fragrance of body: these signs indicate progress in the practice of meditation.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. indicatio,: cf. F. indication,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. indicāre, -ātumin, in, dicāre, to proclaim.

Usage

In literature:

The wiping off of perspiration is obviously indicated.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
A red light indicates a dot in the Morse code and a white light indicates a dash.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
The indicator wire fastened to the bottom of the grease cellar indicates the amount of grease left in the cellar.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
In that haggard, non-committal countenance there was nothing to indicate whether she was twenty-five or forty.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
For purposes of contrast we may indicate the characters of an open sore in which bacterial infection with pathogenic bacteria has taken place.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Powhatan then indicates that others are coming from right.
"Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People" by Constance D'Arcy Mackay
OWL, an evil omen, indicative of sickness, poverty, disgrace, a warning against commencing any new enterprise.
"Tea-Cup Reading, and the Art of Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves" by 'A Highland Seer'
All the verbs we have used thus far are in the present indicative.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Nothing is more indicative of a bad disposition of heart than not to desire the truth of eternal promises.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
They indicated that it was past midnight, and Tyope felt uneasy.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
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In poetry:

Above the steeple shines a plate,
That turns and turns, to indicate
From what point blows the weather.
Look up -- your brains begin to swim,
'Tis in the clouds -- that pleases him,
He chooses it the rather.
"The Jackdaw" by William Cowper
Let me record--Our loving pair
Can scarcely speak without--"My dear!"
Which indicates, it must be granted,
That marriage gives us what we wanted;
And that no state of bliss we try
Can ever raise us quite so high.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
A solitary bird was seen by the writer, making its toilsome flight
against a strong storm-wind. The peculiar undulating flight, the
gathering darkness of the night, and the portentous indications of storm
suggested this:
"The Lone Bird" by Jared Barhite
Seeing the yellow-brown nipa with their stamens half erect, eating the kankali
flowers whose first buds have appeared on every bank, and smelling the
highly fragrant scent of the forest earth, the deer will indicate the way to the
cloud.
"The Cloud Messenger - Part 01" by Kalidasa
E` una fanciulla pallida--e bella. Ella s'avanza,
Tenendo sulle labbra--l'indice, a passi lievi.
Le sue pupille intorno--schizzano lampi brevi
E inquieti, e, scorgendo--cola` soltanto il boia,
Si volgono all'usciuolo--scintillanti di gioia.
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana
Never reject a homely-sounding phrase,
That your whole meaning easily conveys,
For one made current by some courtly wit
Which barely indicates a shade of it,
Or which—for probably it so may fall—
Does not express what you would mean at all.
"The Nevers of Poetry" by Charles Harpur

In news:

A police report indicates that the Carlisle fire chief was intoxicated when he responded to a 911 call last week.
Strange But True Election Indicators.
YouSendItFile is attached to the message indicating where the file to be uploaded is located.
Using Maslow's Pyramid and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators™ to Attain a Healthier Work Environment.
Indicator light with audible alarm.
After his game-winning goal in the third period of Game 2, Alex Ovechkin indicated to the crowd that he could no longer hear them.
But the big indices are still up 4 percent or more for three months.
The scale bar indicates 0.5 mm.
The article by Caroline Fraser which appeared in the July 11, 1996 issue of The New York Review of Books is an indication of the current interest in prayer and spiritual healing.
New data indicate ice conditions allow more time, company says.
In tropical regions, they may indicate an approaching hurricane.
LINKS A solid line indicates a strong connection.
Dashed lines indicate a weaker connection TO THE AFGHAN RESISTANCE Muslims all over the world rallied to help Muslin rebels fighting a Soviet-backed government in Afghanistan.
Advanced research and development by Lloyd's Register indicates that container stacking weights can be modified to allow the carriage of more cargo.
Studies by IMS Research indicate machine builders and end users are starting to use intelligent safety interlocks that are touchless.
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In science:

In Table 1, a single “ X” (resp. “ × ”) indicates that postulate is (resp. is not) satisfied under that semantics. “ X/× ” indicates that, the postulate is satisfied by that semantics in simple probabilistic relations, but not in the general case.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
COMPARISON AND RESULTS Table III indicates the results on testing the missing data prediction ability of the various systems. The results are found by predicting missing data of the indicated variables, and calculating the percentage of values accurately predicted within the specified ranges.
Evaluating the Impact of Missing Data Imputation through the use of the Random Forest Algorithm
Explicitly, for two row indices i, j ∈ R and two column indices a, b ∈ C , the entries Mi,a , Mj,a , Mi,b are known.
Learning Low Rank Matrices from O(n) Entries
We shall always indicate in sub-indices which replicas we are talking about, e.g. we shall talk about left l1 paths in the first replica or about unblocked ∗23 -paths in the replicas 2 and 3.
Random Current Representation for Transverse Field Ising Models
From different orientations of the detector, either using the Cherenkov drift section (indicated in red) or not (beam incident on the area indicated in blue), the reflectivity of the aluminum channels was measured to be about 90%.
Compton Cherenkov Detector Development for ILC Polarimetry
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