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indicator

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From Late Latin indicātor (one who points out), from Latin indicō (point out); see indicate.

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indicator (plural indicators)

  1. A pointer or index that indicates something.
  2. A meter or gauge.
  3. The needle or dial on such a meter.
  4. (chemistry) Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.
  5. (ecology) A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.
  6. (economics) A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.
  7. (UK, Australia) A trafficator.
  8. A bird, the honeyguide.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From indicō (point out, indicate, show), from in (in, at, on; into) + dicō (indicate; dedicate; set apart).

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indicātor m (genitive indicātōris); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) Someone who points out.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative indicātor indicātōrēs
genitive indicātōris indicātōrum
dative indicātōrī indicātōribus
accusative indicātōrem indicātōrēs
ablative indicātōre indicātōribus
vocative indicātor indicātōrēs

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indicātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of indicō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of indicō