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EtymologyEdit

From Old French indication, from Latin indicātiō (a showing, indicating the value of something; valuation), from indicō (point out, indicate, show; value); see indicate; confer French indication, Spanish indicación, Italian indicazione.

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NounEdit

indication (countable and uncountable, plural indications)

  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. (Can we date this quote by Joseph Addison?)
  3. Discovery made; information.
  4. (obsolete) Explanation; display. (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon?)
  5. (medicine) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
  6. (finance) An declared approximation of the price at which a traded security is likely to commence trading.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

indiquer +‎ -ation

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.di.ka.sjɔ̃/
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NounEdit

indication f (plural indications)

  1. direction, instruction
  2. indication, sign
  3. indication, information
  4. a hint

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