Definition of indication in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪndɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


1A sign or piece of information that indicates something: the visit was an indication of the improvement in relations between the countries
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  • 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.
sign, indicator, symptom, mark, manifestation, signal, demonstration, evidence, attestation, proof;
omen, augury, portent, warning, forewarning, pointer, guide, hint, clue
1.1A reading given by a gauge or meter.
Example sentences
  • Red markings at the top of the gauge give an easy indication that water levels are too high.
  • Hardiness zones are indications of the average minimum temperatures for different areas of the country.
  • I ran a built-in test on the fuel gauge, and all indications were normal.
2A symptom that suggests certain medical treatment is necessary: heavy bleeding is a common indication for hysterectomy
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  • 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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