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Synonyms for indicator
ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. index, index number, indicant, indicator(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

    power, exponent, index number, index, indicant, forefinger, index finger, indication

  2. indicator(noun)

    a signal for attracting attention

    index number, indicant, index

  3. indicator(noun)

    a device for showing the operating condition of some system

    index number, indicant, index

  4. indicator(noun)

    (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

    index number, indicant, index


  1. indicator(noun)

    trafficator, turn signal

  2. indicator(noun)

    A pointer or index that indicates something.

    trafficator, turn signal

  3. indicator(noun)

    A meter or gauge.

    turn signal, trafficator

  4. indicator(noun)

    The needle or dial on such a meter.

    trafficator, turn signal

  5. indicator(noun)

    Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.

    turn signal, trafficator

  6. indicator(noun)

    A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.

    turn signal, trafficator

  7. indicator(noun)

    A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.

    turn signal, trafficator

  8. indicator(noun)

    A trafficator.

    turn signal, trafficator

Editors Contribution

  1. annunciator

    annunciators indicate the existence of, and draw attention to, a condition.

    Submitted by rinat on February 7, 2016  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indicator(n)

    (as in a hotel) annunciator

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  1. Linsey Sala:

    This is definitely a warm-water indicator, whether it's directly related to El Nino or other oceanographic conditions is not certain.

  2. Nobuhiko Kuramochi:

    Investors are monitoring when a sell-off in U.S. technology stocks will stop as the sector is a leading indicator for economic confidence.

  3. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    This is a very dangerous part of the cycle, we're 10 years into an expansion and it seems clear that the Fed has overtightened. Unemployment is a lagging indicator. And negative interest rates can be found in many places. If the(Fed's) goal is to keep the expansion going, they need to be more aggressive. You have to think bigger than a so-called (and mislabeled) insurance rate cut.

  4. Rhonda Randall:

    Childhood poverty has decreased, that's a key indicator of somebody's socioeconomic status and a good predictor of how their overall health is going to be for the rest of their life. That childhood poverty measure decreased 6 % since the prior year.

  5. Sheldon Cohen:

    This suggests that being hugged by a trusted person may act as an effective means of conveying support and that increasing the frequency of hugs might be an effective means of reducing the deleterious effects of stress, the apparent protective effect of hugs may be attributable to the physical contact itself or to hugging being a behavioral indicator of support and intimacy.

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  • مؤشّرArabic
  • индикаторBulgarian
  • ukazatelCzech
  • Blinker, Indikator, Anzeige, Fahrtrichtungsanzeiger, ZeigerGerman
  • μετρητής, δείκτης, δείκτης πορείαςGreek
  • indicadorSpanish
  • suuntavilkku, indikaattori, osoitin, indikaattorilaji, mittari, mittalaiteFinnish
  • clignotant, indicateur, signofile, aiguilleFrench
  • index, irányjelzőHungarian
  • frecciaItalian
  • 針, インジケータ, インジケーター, 方向指示器, 指示薬Japanese
  • indikator, retningsviser, viser, blinkelys, målerNorwegian
  • wskaźnikPolish
  • indicator, semnalizatorRomanian
  • индикатор, поворотник, указатель, стрелкаRussian
  • žmigavac, migavacSerbo-Croatian
  • indikator, blinker, körriktningsvisare, mätareSwedish
  • సూచికTelugu
  • ไฟเลี้ยวThai
  • gTurkish

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