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Dictionary definition for: Indication

1. (n) something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

2. (n) the act of indicating or pointing out by name

3. (n) (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure; "the presence of bacterial infection was an indication for the use of antibiotics"

4. (n) something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"

5. (n) a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; "he could not believe the meter reading" "the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"

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