in·di·ca·tion /ˌɪndəˈkeʃən/ 名詞
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. --Addison.
3. Discovery made; information.
4. Explanation; display. [Obs.]
5. Med. Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies. Opposite of contraindication.
Syn: -- Proof; demonstration; sign; token; mark; evidence; signal.
n 1: something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication
of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are
the prime indicants of disease" [syn: indicant]
2: the act of indicating or pointing out by name [syn: denotation]
3: (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a
procedure; "the presence of bacterial infection was an
indication for the use of antibiotics" [ant: contraindication]
4: something (as a course of action) that is indicated as
expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it
was time to leave"
5: 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" [syn: reading, meter