Definitions of indication

  1. the act of indicating or pointing out by name
  2. something that serves to indicate or suggest; " an indication of foul play"; " indications of strain"; " symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
  3. 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"
  4. something ( as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; " there were indications that it was time to leave"
  5. ( medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure; " the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"
  6. Act of pointing out or indicating.
  7. That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.
  8. Discovery made; information.
  9. Explanation; display.
  10. Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
  11. The act of showing or pointing out; that which has meaning; information; token; evidence; sign; symptom.
  12. A suggestion or pointer as to the proper treatment of a disease; it may be furnished by a knowledge of the cause ( causal i.), by the symptoms present ( symptomatic i.), or by the nature of the disease ( specific i.); see indicatio.
  13. Symptom calling for certain treatment.
  14. Act of indicating: that which indicates: mark: token: symptom.
  15. A manifestation; token.
  16. The act of pointing out; that which points out; symptom in a disease which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
  17. Token; symptom; that which serves to discover.

Antonyms for indication

contraindication, solution, answer.

Quotes of indication

  1. Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the "given" material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control. – Earle Brown
  2. The stock market can be down, but the stock market is not an indication of where people's spirits and enthusiam are, and where their intellectual energy is. – James Daly
  3. I think he was explicit that it was a slave labor situation, but I was not alarmed at that point, because there were so many tragedies involved in that war. That was the first time I had any indication that something was sort of strange. – Charles Guggenheim
  4. Something's that written out is okay, but it's not always a clear indication of what a person means. – Debbie Harry
  5. If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker. – Thomas Huxley
  6. Vagueness is at times an indication of nearness to a perfect truth. – Charles Ives
  7. If history is any indication all truths will eventually turn out to be false. – Dean Kamen
  8. The satirical direction I have chosen is an indication of my disappointment in man, which is the opposite way of saying that I have high expectations for the human race. – Jack Levine
  9. Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter. – Charles Lindbergh
  10. My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty -five years. – Paul Merton
  11. Every indication of wisdom, taken from the effect, is equally an indication of power to execute what wisdom planned. – Thomas Reid

Usage examples for indication

  1. If the last part of the statement was intended as a threat or a warning, the expression on Fragoni's face gave no indication that he was aware of it. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  2. Nowhere is there the slightest indication that he is eager to give her pleasure, much less that he would be willing to sacrifice his own pleasures for her, as a mother, for instance, would for a child. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  3. As regards this, his earliest serious work of fiction, there is one remarkable fact, quite without precedent in the history of literature- it is that the book affords not the slightest indication of genius, insight, descriptive or dramatic power, or, indeed, of any power, especially of that kind with which he was destined to make his name. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  4. The American Revolution was a clear indication in itself of what the colonies had been, and what the republic was destined to be. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  5. Although Geronimo knew not whether it was day or night, his increasing sufferings were to him a sure indication of the passage of time. – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  6. Beyond this he gave no indication of the keen disappointment and mortification that possessed him. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  7. As she spoke she, true to her German training, evidently waited for an indication of her brother's desire. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  8. This was an indication of the force of habit. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. For almost half a minute, eyes wide with fear, he lay in the silence of the gloomy room, straining to hear some sound, some indication of their presence. – The Dark Door by Alan Edward Nourse
  10. " I find it hard to believe that," he remarked; " I haven't seen the slightest indication of such a thing." – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  11. Have they given any indication of their future plans? – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. Oddly enough, she had complete control of her voice, although her play and the slight trembling of her fingers as she held her cards fan- wise were sufficient indication to Mallory of the deep waters that had been stirred beneath the surface. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  13. All, therefore, were on the alert, and of this there was constant indication – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  14. Told in the dark by one who had lived through them, nearly died through them, whose voice yet acknowledged the terror of them,- circumstances were these of no vague indication to Rhoda. – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman
  15. I told him all about it, and asked him if he could get Mr. Balfour and Mr. Lloyd George to give me a general indication of their point of view on peace with Russia; what they would be prepared to do in the matter. – The Bullitt Mission to Russia by William C. Bullitt
  16. You've already given me five hundred dollars hush money which is indication enough that you accept my story as the truth. – Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery by Joan Clark
  17. No indication is given of distance, except that at dawn they reached their destination. – The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California by S. F. Cook
  18. He may have determined after he had written this that his actions and the plain indication of his relationship to you, gave all the explanation he wanted to make. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer
  19. Mr. Judson gave no indication that he heard the question. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  20. But the state of opinion and sentiment abroad in the nation in time of war is no secure indication of what it will be after the return to peace. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen

Rhymes for indication