1. The act of indicating: His indication of refusal came in the form of a frown.
2. Something that serves to indicate; a sign: indications of an economic recovery.
3. Something indicated as necessary or expedient: Bed rest is usually the indication for flu cases.
4. The information indicated by a measuring instrument.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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