indicative

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
    • adj indicative (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly "actions indicative of fear"
    • adj indicative relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements "indicative mood"
    • n indicative a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
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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: Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights
    • Indicative Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious. "That truth is productive of utility, and utility indicative of truth, may be thus proved."
    • Indicative (Fine Arts) Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
    • n Indicative (Gram) The indicative mood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect
    • indicative Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious; showing.
    • indicative In grammar, noting that mode of the verb which indicates (that is, simply predicates or affirms), without any further modal implication: as, he writes; he is writing; they run; has the mail arrived?
    • n indicative In grammar, the indicative mode. See I., 2. Abbreviated indicative
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion
    • adj Indicative pointing out: giving intimation of:
    • adj Indicative (gram.) applied to the mood of the verb which affirms or denies
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Quotations

  • Sidney J. Harris
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    “If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?”
  • Victor Hugo
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    “Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.”
  • David Lloyd George
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    “Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.”
  • Susan Sontag
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    “Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

They grew personal and indicated real interest.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
Captain indicates point on which corporal of base squad is to march.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
Hence the habit of suicide among this people, indicating their small hold on life.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
His wife died of an hereditary disease, which gave no indication of its presence till she had passed her thirtieth year.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
Imagine someone speaking the following, and consider if the effect would not be just about as indicated.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The physiognomy of a subject is often indicative of the gravity of its condition.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Select any six phrases that serve to indicate the life and customs of Job's time.
"A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible" by Frank Nelson Palmer
I sat down, rather gingerly, in the chair he indicated for me.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
There are also indications that they possessed some knowledge of navigation and traded on the Persian Gulf.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Such a time, of course, cannot be really indicated.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
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In poetry:

Ten thousand indications given
Console us in our life's career;
They link us more and more to heaven,
And will at last conduct us there.
"Heaven the Christian's Home" by John Bowring
"By day, if he should be alone -
At home or on a walk -
You merely give a hollow groan,
To indicate the kind of tone
In which you mean to talk.
"Phantasmagoria Canto II ( Hys Fyve Rules )" by Lewis Carroll
"Oh, what does the quadrant indicate,
And how does the sextant stand?"
"Oh, the sextant's down to the freezing point,
And the quadrant's lost a hand!"
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
Pleasantly and well-suited I walk,
Whither I walk I cannot define, but I know it is good,
The whole universe indicates that it is good,
The past and the present indicate that it is good.
"To Think Of Time" by Walt Whitman
Runs swiftly up, indicating war and defiance—And now the halyards
have rais'd it,
Side of my banner broad and blue—side of my starry banner,
Discarding peace over all the sea and land.
"Sing Of The Banner At Day-Break" by Walt Whitman
Books, friendships, philosophers, priests, action, pleasure, pride,
beat up and down, seeking to give satisfaction;
He indicates the satisfaction, and indicates them that beat up and
down also.
"Now List To My Morning's Romanza" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Smell of antifreeze could indicate a leak.
Scores are a good indicator of a student's aptitude .
Awhile after the molybdate solution has been added, tests do not indicate any molybdate in the water so I suspect that the expiree date has been reached.
Global economic indicators point to a world economy where there is stagnate growth, unacceptably high unemployment and seemingly no end in sight.
When groomers called to tell Terri Barnett her three dogs were ready, she says there was no indications anything was out of the ordinary.
Red-stained X chromosomes indicate the presence of Mom's cells in a boy's pancreas.
Chironomids are, if the image on the opening page is any indication, a bizarre looking group of insects.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for July were released this week, and the news wasn't good.
H-P, Best Buy May Indicate PC, Device Trend.
If first-day crowd turnouts are any indication, it looks like Apple might have another hit on its hands with the next-generation iPad.
For the fourth week in the last six, federally Inspected (FI) hog slaughter was lower than the levels indicated by the USDA's March Hogs and Pigs Report (Figure 1).
Bacteria indicates poor water quality, possible risk of E.coli.
The bacteria is an indication of poor water quality and the potential presence of E.
A)follow-up testing to verify whether the coliforms indicated the presence of any harmful bacteria in the water (there was not).
There's still no cure for the common cold , but a new study indicates help may be on the way.
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In science:

The law of large numbers implies that the indicator function that the indicator function on the last line above should be one basically when y ∈ (AtN , BtN ].
Systems of one-dimensional random walks in a common random environment
Indicated are the times where the two states cross, t1 , t2 and t3 , and the matrices that describe the evolution of the wavefunction at the indicated time intervals: MT , G12 , M and G23 .
Observation of Stueckelberg oscillations in dipole-dipole interactions
Low values of flux indicate “bottlenecks” in a network—lines across which few edges flow— and high values indicate regions in which there are many edges.
Random graph models for directed acyclic networks
It is assumed that the site indicated by ‘o’ depends on the neighbors indicated by ‘x’.
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
Just like we derived estimation equations for GMRFs with continuous indices, we can use the telescoping representation to derive recursive estimation equations for GMRFs with discrete indices.
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
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