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in·di·cant

 (ĭn′dĭ-kənt)
n.
Something, such as a typographical device, that serves to indicate.

indicant

(ˈɪndɪkənt)
n
something that indicates

in•di•cant

(ˈɪn dɪ kənt)

n.
something that indicates.
[1600–10; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Scores on these body-image subscales were correlated with the various indicants of pornography exposure.
The IP subscale examined a dancer's perception of the importance of a lean physique for dancing and for their advancement, the DE subscale investigated the concerns and influence of significant others on food intake, and the WB subscale identified behavioral indicants of eating disorders.
effort, persistence) proposed by theory as well as performance indicants.
While the coaches' perceptions of ability are significant in the determination of expectancies, we surmise that coaches may use other indicants to evaluate players.
Their athletes, on the other hand, ranked the four highest indicants of MT as: "not giving up in difficult situations," "having what it takes to perform well while under pressure," "having unshakeable confidence in one's ability," and "being able to make decisions with confidence and commitment while under pressure" (the latter two as equally important).
The partial least squares algorithm can handle categorical variables, and because it is a nonparametric technique, requires sample sizes that are only greater than five times the greatest number of indicants for a single construct or structure (in our case, 6 x 4 = 24 observations would be sufficient, per model) (Chin, 1998; Wold, 1985).