indicant

Definitions of indicant
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n something that serves to indicate or suggest

“symptoms are the prime indicants of disease”
Synonyms:
indication
Examples:
Domesday Book
record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror
Combined DNA Index System
the DNA file maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Parallel Lives
a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch; used by Shakespeare in writing some of his plays
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gesture
something done as an indication of intention
evidence
an indication that makes something evident
shadow, tincture, trace, vestige
an indication that something has been present
symptom
anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence
signalisation, signalization
a conspicuous indication
pointing out
indication by demonstration
manifestation
a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
mark, print
a visible indication made on a surface
glimpse
a vague indication
forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor, predecessor
something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
clue, hint
a slight indication
smoke
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
fingerprint
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
footprint
a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
trace
a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
record
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
attestation
the evidence by which something is attested
mintmark
a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced
stroke
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
line
a mark that is long relative to its width
identification
evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
line
in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
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communication
something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

n 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
Examples:
Dow-Jones Industrial Average
an indicator of stock market prices; based on the share values of 30 blue-chip stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange
Standard and Poor's Index
a broadly based stock market index
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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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fact
a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

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