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indicator

noun

1 indicator

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, indicant.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 467: evidence; facts, premises, data, praecognita [Lat.], grounds.    indication etc. 550; criterion etc. (test) 463.    testimony, ... show more

Polish: indeks



2 indicator

A signal for attracting attention.

3 indicator

A device for showing the operating condition of some system.

Dutch: indicator
Polish: wskaźnik

4 indicator

chemistry A substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction.

Polish: indykator, wskaźnik


Moby thesaurus: Fathometer, JP, Justice, arbiter, arbitrator, badge, banner, bencher, bob, character, characteristic, control indicator, count-rate meter, critic, current indicator, density indicator, depth sounder, detonation indicator, device, differentia ... show more.

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