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
a signal for attracting attention
a device for showing the operating condition of some system
(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
A pointer or index that indicates something.
A meter or gauge.
The needle or dial on such a meter.
Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.
A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.
A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.
annunciators indicate the existence of, and draw attention to, a condition.Submitted by rinat on February 7, 2016
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
(as in a hotel) annunciator
How to use indicator in a sentence?
This is definitely a warm-water indicator, whether it's directly related to El Nino or other oceanographic conditions is not certain.
Investors are monitoring when a sell-off in U.S. technology stocks will stop as the sector is a leading indicator for economic confidence.
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.
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.
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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- Blinker, Indikator, Anzeige, Fahrtrichtungsanzeiger, ZeigerGerman
- μετρητής, δείκτης, δείκτης πορείαςGreek
- suuntavilkku, indikaattori, osoitin, indikaattorilaji, mittari, mittalaiteFinnish
- clignotant, indicateur, signofile, aiguilleFrench
- index, irányjelzőHungarian
- 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
- indicator, semnalizatorRomanian
- индикатор, поворотник, указатель, стрелкаRussian
- žmigavac, migavacSerbo-Croatian
- indikator, blinker, körriktningsvisare, mätareSwedish
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