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INDICANT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does indicant mean? 

INDICANT (noun)
  The noun INDICANT has 2 senses:

1. something that serves to indicate or suggest
2. 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

  Familiarity information: INDICANT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDICANT (noun)


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Meaning:

Something that serves to indicate or suggest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

indicant; indication

Context examples:

an indication of foul play / indications of strain / symptoms are the prime indicants of disease

Hypernyms ("indicant" is a kind of...):

communication (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "indicant"):

mark; print (a visible indication made on a surface)

glimpse (a vague indication)

forerunner; harbinger; herald; precursor (an indication of the approach of something or someone)

clue; hint (a slight indication)

manifestation (a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing)

pointing out (indication by demonstration)

signalisation; signalization (a conspicuous indication)

symptom (anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence)

shadow; tincture; trace; vestige (an indication that something has been present)

evidence (an indication that makes something evident)

gesture (something done as an indication of intention)

smoke (an indication of some hidden activity)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

index number; indicator; index; indicant

Hypernyms ("indicant" is a kind of...):

fact (a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "indicant"):

business index (a statistical compilation that provides a context for economic or financial conditions)

leading indicator (one of 11 indicators for different sections of the economy; used by the Department of Commerce to predict economic trends in the near future)

price index; price level (an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time)

short account (the aggregate of short sales on an open market)

stock index; stock market index (index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks)


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