Definitions of indicant
  1. noun
    something that serves to indicate or suggest
    “symptoms are the prime indicants of disease”
    synonyms: indication
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    something done as an indication of intention
    an indication that makes something evident
    shadow, tincture, trace, vestige
    an indication that something has been present
    anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence
    signalisation, signalization
    a conspicuous indication
    pointing out
    indication by demonstration
    a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
    mark, print
    a visible indication made on a surface
    a vague indication
    forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor, predecessor
    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    clue, hint
    a slight indication
    an indication of some hidden activity
    beau geste
    a gracious (but usually meaningless) gesture
    smoking gun
    indisputable evidence (especially of a crime)
    clew, clue, cue
    evidence that helps to solve a problem
    a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
    footmark, footprint, step
    a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    footprint evidence
    evidence in the form of footprints
    a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
    a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
    anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    testimonial, testimony
    something that serves as evidence
    argument, statement
    a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    the evidence by which something is attested
    a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced
    a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
    hoof mark, hoof-mark, hoofprint
    a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
    a mark that is long relative to its width
    evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
    in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
    a predictor of indicator of future trends
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    something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
  2. noun
    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
    synonyms: index, index number, indicator
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    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
    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
    retail price index
    an index of changes in retail prices
    producer price index, wholesale price index
    an index of changes in wholesale prices
    CPI, consumer price index, cost-of-living index
    an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
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    a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
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