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in·di·ca·tor

 (ĭn′dĭ-kā′tər)
n.
1. One that indicates, especially:
a. A pointer or an index.
b. An instrument used to monitor the operation or condition of an engine, furnace, electrical network, reservoir, or other physical system; a meter or gauge.
c. The needle, dial, or other registering device on such an instrument.
2. Chemistry Any of various substances, such as litmus or phenolphthalein, that indicate the presence, absence, or concentration of another substance or the degree of reaction between two or more substances by means of a characteristic change, especially in color.
3. Ecology An indicator species.
4. Any of various statistical values that together provide an indication of the condition or direction of the economy.

indicator

(ˈɪndɪˌkeɪtə)
n
1. something that provides an indication, esp of trends. See economic indicator
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a device to attract attention, such as the pointer of a gauge or a warning lamp
3. (Mechanical Engineering) an instrument that displays certain operating conditions in a machine, such as a gauge showing temperature, speed, pressure, etc
4.
a. a device that records or registers something, such as the movements of a lift, or that shows information, such as arrival and departure times of trains
b. (as modifier): indicator light.
5. (Automotive Engineering) Also called: blinker a device for indicating that a motor vehicle is about to turn left or right, esp two pairs of lights that flash when operated or a pair of trafficators
6. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: dial gauge a delicate measuring instrument used to determine small differences in the height of mechanical components. It consists of a spring-loaded plunger that operates a pointer moving over a circular scale
7. (Chemistry) chem
a. a substance used in titrations to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction, usually by a change of colour
b. a substance, such as litmus, that indicates the presence of an acid or alkali
8. (Environmental Science) ecology
a. a plant or animal species that thrives only under particular environmental conditions and therefore indicates these conditions where it is found
b. a species of plant or animal whose well-being confirms the well-being of other species in the area

in•di•ca•tor

(ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪ tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that indicates.
2. a pointing or directing device, as a pointer on the dial of a measuring instrument.
3. an instrument that indicates the condition of a machine in operation.
4.
a. a substance, as litmus, that indicates the presence or concentration of a certain constituent.
b. a substance often used in a titration to indicate the point at which the reaction is complete.
5. a plant or animal that indicates by its presence in a given area the existence of certain environmental conditions.
[1660–70; < Medieval Latin]

in·di·ca·tor

(ĭn′dĭ-kā′tər)
A chemical compound that changes color and structure when exposed to certain conditions and is therefore useful for chemical tests. Litmus, for example, becomes red in the presence of acids and blue in the presence of bases.

indicator

In intelligence usage, an item of information which reflects the intention or capability of a potential enemy to adopt or reject a course of action.

indicator

(automobile) blinker
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indicator - a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed factsindicator - 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
2.indicator - a signal for attracting attention
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
point of reference, reference point, reference - an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
3.indicator - a device for showing the operating condition of some system
annunciator - an indicator that announces which electrical circuit has been active (as on a telephone switchboard)
cursor, pointer - (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
dial - the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments
fuel gauge, fuel indicator - an indicator of the amount of fuel remaining in a vehicle
gnomon - indicator provided by the stationary arm whose shadow indicates the time on the sundial
spirit level, level - indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
indicator lamp, pilot lamp, pilot light - indicator consisting of a light to indicate whether power is on or a motor is in operation
pointer - an indicator as on a dial
scale - an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
test paper - paper impregnated with an indicator for use in chemical tests
tidemark - indicator consisting of a line at the highwater or low-water limits of the tides
4.indicator - (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
absorption indicator - an indicator used in reactions that involve precipitation
acid-base indicator - an indicator that changes color on going from acidic to basic solutions
alpha-naphthol test, Molisch reaction, Molisch test, Molisch's test - biochemical indicator of the presence of carbohydrates in a solution; if carbohydrates are present a violet ring is formed by reaction with alpha-naphthol in the presence of sulfuric acid
oxidation-reduction indicator - an indicator that shows a reversible color change between oxidized and reduced forms
coloring material, colour, colouring material, color - any material used for its color; "she used a different color for the trim"

indicator

noun sign, mark, measure, guide, display, index, signal, symbol, meter, gauge, marker, benchmark, pointer, signpost, barometer The number of wells is a fair indicator of the demand for water.

indicator

noun
Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else:
Translations
مؤشّرمُؤَشِّرٌمُؤَشِّر، مِقْياس
ukazatel
indikatormåler
mittari
pokazatelj
indexjelzõkészülék
vísir; mælir
指標
표시기
kazalecsmernik
indikator
ตัวบ่งชี้
dấu hiệu

indicator

[ˈɪndɪkeɪtəʳ] N (gen) (also Chem, Econ) → indicador m indicators (Aut) → intermitentes mpl, direccionales mpl (LAm)

indicator

[ˈɪndɪkeɪtər] n
(= sign) → indicateur m
[car] → clignotant m
Put your indicators on → Mets tes clignotants.
[inflation, economic activity] → indicateur m
to be an indicator of sth → être un indicateur de qch economic indicatorindicator light n [car] → clignotant m

indicator

n (= instrument, gauge)Anzeiger m; (= needle)Zeiger m; (esp Brit Aut) → Richtungsanzeiger m (form); (flashing) → Blinker m; (Chem) → Indikator m; (fig: of economic position etc) → Messlatte f; altitude/pressure indicatorHöhen-/Druckmesser m; indicator boardAnzeigetafel f; arrival/departure indicator board (Rail) → Ankunfts-/Abfahrts(anzeige)tafel f; (Aviat) → Anzeige(tafel) ffür Ankünfte/Abflüge, Fluginformationsanzeige f; this is an indicator of economic recoverydies ist ein Indikator für den Aufschwung

indicator

[ˈɪndɪˌkeɪtəʳ] n (sign) → segno (fig) → indice m; (in station, airport) → tabellone m (Brit) (Aut) → indicatore m di direzione, freccia (Chem) → indicatore

indicate

(ˈindikeit) verb
to point out or show. We can paint an arrow here to indicate the right path.
ˌindiˈcation noun
There are clear indications that the war will soon be over; He had given no indication that he was intending to resign.
indicative (inˈdikətiv) adjective, noun
describing verbs which occur as parts of statements and questions. In `I ran home' and `Are you going?' `ran' and `are going' are indicative (verbs).
ˈindicator noun
a pointer, sign, instrument etc which indicates something or gives information about something. the indicator on the petrol gauge of a car.

indicator

مُؤَشِّرٌ ukazatel indikator Indikator ένδειξη indicador mittari indicateur pokazatelj indicatore 指標 표시기 indicator indikator wskaźnik indicador указатель indikator ตัวบ่งชี้ gösterge dấu hiệu 指示器

in·di·ca·tor

n. indicador, señalador.
References in classic literature ?
Now, instead of reversing the levers, I had pulled them over so as to go forward with them, and when I came to look at these indicators I found that the thousands hand was sweeping round as fast as the seconds hand of a watch--into futurity.
On the notice-board in the Captains' Room, the pulsing arrows of some twenty indicators register, degree by geographical degree, the progress of as many homeward-bound packets.
The latter had an ivory plate bearing "statoscope" and other words in French, and a little indicator quivered and waggled, between Montee and Descente.
The grouped letters stood out heavily black, around the pivot-head of the indicator, emphatically symbolic of loud exclamations: AHEAD, ASTERN, SLOW, Half, STAND BY; and the fat black hand pointed downwards to the word FULL, which, thus singled out, captured the eye as a sharp cry secures attention.
ESI is a composite indicator made up of five sectoral confidence indicators with different weights: Industrial confidence indicator, Services confidence indicator, Consumer confidence indicator, Construction confidence indicator, Retail trade confidence indicator.
Prequalification are invited for Consultant to Support the Harmonization of Private Sector Development Indicators for DCED and IFC.
This new paper provides a standardized set of best practices and benchmarks for leading indicators used by Campbell Institute member companies.
Muscat, Oct 22 (ONA) Sheikh Mohammed bin Suayed al-Kalbani, Minister of Social Development today patronized over the meeting which was held at the Ministry's HQs' to discuss the development of the social indicators database at the Directorate General of Planning and Studies.
The values of these indicators increased by 4 percentage points compared to the previous month.
So please use indicators to let me know if you are going to turn left or right, or change lanes.
Department of Health and Human Services is designed to provide key health data and health indicators for researchers, policy-makers and health professionals.
The coincident indicator, an average of eight weighted economic indicators.