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Something, such as a typographical device, that serves to indicate.


something that indicates


(ˈɪn dɪ kənt)

something that indicates.
[1600–10; < Latin]
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Noun1.indicant - something that serves to indicate or suggestindicant - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
communication - something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
gesture - something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance"
evidence - an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
vestige, tincture, trace, shadow - an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
symptom - anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence
signalisation, signalization - a conspicuous indication
pointing out - indication by demonstration
manifestation - a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing; "a manifestation of disease"
print, mark - a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
glimpse - a vague indication; "he caught only a glimpse of the professor's meaning"
harbinger, herald, forerunner, predecessor, precursor - something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
clue, hint - a slight indication
smoke - an indication of some hidden activity; "with all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere"
2.indicant - a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed factsindicant - a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
fact - a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
BMI, body mass index - a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30
business index - a statistical compilation that provides a context for economic or financial conditions; "this business index is computed relative to the base year of 2005"
leading indicator - one of 11 indicators for different sections of the economy; used by the Department of Commerce to predict economic trends in the near future
price index, price level - an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time
short account - the aggregate of short sales on an open market
stock index, stock market index - index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks
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Snyder and Purdy also found that 73% of basketball referees viewed consistency as and the best indicant of skilled referee performance - even more important than following the rules to the letter.
According to these authors, quality athletes, particularly in sports which depend on speed as the criterion for success, often prioritize maintaining or improving their own performance standards rather than performance outcome as the primary indicant of success.
The "Binary Indicant for Myelination on Micropillar Arrays" (BIMA) uses arrays of fabricated "micropillars" that simulate nerve fibers.
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The pathogenesis of purple urine bag syndrome is due to the metabolism of tryptophan by bacteria to indole and later converted to indicant in the liver.
1] Indicant the relationship between environmental health and economic growth.
Means and standard deviations for each indicant of aggression are provided in Table 1.
We performed a maximum likelihood factor analysis with SPSS to provide evidence of the appropriateness of a composite score as a single indicant in a data analysis (Howell 1987).
As each indicant of pornography exposure (television/DVD and the Internet) contained two items, the possible range of scores was 2 to 18, with higher scores indicating greater levels of exposure.
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