[in-dik-uh-tiv] /ɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv/
showing, signifying, or pointing out; expressive or suggestive (usually followed by of):
behavior indicative of mental disorder.
Grammar. noting or pertaining to the mood of the verb used for ordinary objective statements, questions, etc., as the verb plays in John plays football.
Compare (def 3), (def 1).
the indicative mood.
a verb in the indicative.
(usually postpositive) foll by of. serving as a sign; suggestive: indicative of trouble ahead
(grammar) denoting a mood of verbs used chiefly to make statements Compare subjunctive (sense 1)
mid-15c., from Old French indicatif (14c.), from Late Latin indicativus, from indicat-, past participle stem of Latin indicare (see indication).
[in-di-key-ter] /ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪ tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that indicates. 2. a pointing or directing device, as a pointer on the dial of an instrument to show pressure, temperature, speed, volume, or the like. 3. an instrument that indicates the condition of a machine or the like. 4. an instrument for measuring and […]
- Indicator diagram
noun 1. a graphical or other representation of the cyclic variations of pressure and volume within the cylinder of a reciprocating engine obtained by using an indicator
noun 1. See at (def 6). indicator species A species whose presence, absence, or relative well-being in a given environment is a sign of the overall health of its ecosystem. By monitoring the condition and behavior of an indicator species, scientists can determine how changes in the environment are likely to affect other species that […]
[in-duh-seez] /ˈɪn dəˌsiz/ noun 1. a plural of . [in-deks] /ˈɪn dɛks/ noun, plural indexes, indices [in-duh-seez] /ˈɪn dəˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. (in a nonfiction book, monograph, etc.) a more or less detailed alphabetical listing of names, places, and topics along with the numbers of the pages on which they are mentioned or discussed, usually […]