[syn: reading, meter reading, indication]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indication \In`di*ca"tion\, n. [L. indicatio: cf. F.
1. Act of pointing out or indicating.
2. That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token;
sign; symptom; evidence.
The frequent stops they make in the most convenient
places are plain indications of their weariness.
3. Discovery made; information. --Bentley.
4. Explanation; display. [Obs.] --Bacon.
5. (Med.) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which
serves to direct to suitable remedies. Opposite of
Syn: Proof; demonstration; sign; token; mark; evidence;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an
indication of foul play"; "indications of strain";
"symptoms are the prime indicants of disease" [syn:
2: the act of indicating or pointing out by name [syn:
3: (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a
procedure; "the presence of bacterial infection was an
indication for the use of antibiotics" [ant:
4: something (as a course of action) that is indicated as
expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was
time to leave"
5: 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" [syn: reading, meter reading,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "indication":
Christophany, Satanophany, adumbration, angelophany, appearance,
augury, auspice, avatar, basis for belief, betokening, betokenment,
body of evidence, broad hint, chain of evidence, clue, clues, cue,
data, datum, degree, disclosure, dissemination, documentation,
embodiment, epiphany, evidence, evincement, exhibit, expression,
fact, facts, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretoken,
foretokening, forewarning, gentle hint, gesture, glimmer,
glimmering, grounds, grounds for belief, hint, implication,
incarnation, index, indicant, indications, inkling, innuendo,
insinuation, intimation, item of evidence, kick, look,
manifestation, mark, material grounds, materialization, measure,
muniments, mute witness, nod, notion, nudge, omen,
piece of evidence, pneumatophany, portent, prefiguration,
preindication, premises, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign,
premonitory symptom, presignifying, prognostic, prognostication,
promise, prompt, proof, publication, reading, reason to believe,
relevant fact, reminder, revelation, scent, shadow, sign, signal,
significant, signs, soothsay, spoor, suggestion, suspicion,
symptom, telltale, theophany, token, tokening, track, type,
warning, whisper, wind, wink