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indication

Pronunciation: /ˌɪndəˈkeɪʃən; ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən/

Translation of indication in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (sign, hint) indicio (masculine) we were given no indication of what was going to happen no se nos dio ningún indicio or ninguna pauta de lo que iba a ocurrir there is every indication that … todo parece indicar que …, todo parece apuntar a que … the footprints give us some indication of the animal's size las huellas nos dan una idea del tamaño del animal
    Example sentences
    • If the patient is unwilling to sign a written indication of this refusal, this too should be noted in writing.
    • Well, later in the piece we get some indication of what our correspondent really thinks.
    • That gives an indication of how informed they intend to be for the remainder of this debate.
    1.2 countable/numerable [Medicine/Medicina] indicación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps impaired glucose tolerance should be an indication for treatment.
    • Prior intrauterine therapy is not an indication for an elective caesarean section.
    • Failure to establish regular breathing in the first minute after birth is an indication for assisted ventilation.

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