1. Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.
That truth is productive of utility, and utility indicative of truth, may be thus proved. --Bp. Warburton.
2. Fine Arts Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.
Indicative mood Gram., that mood or form of the verb which indicates, that is, which simply affirms or denies or inquires; as, he writes; he is not writing; has the mail arrived?
In·dic·a·tive, n. Gram. The indicative mood.
adj 1: relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple
declarative statements; "indicative mood" [syn: declarative]
2: (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing
clearly; "actions indicative of fear" [syn: indicatory,
revelatory, significative, suggestive]
n : a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or
state as an objective fact [syn: indicative mood, declarative
mood, declarative, common mood, fact mood]