Definition of indication in English:


Line breaks: in¦di|ca¦tion
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.
  • 1.1A reading given by a gauge or meter.
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    • 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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