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INDICATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indicative mean? 

INDICATIVE (noun)
  The noun INDICATIVE has 1 sense:

1. a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

  Familiarity information: INDICATIVE used as a noun is very rare.


INDICATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective INDICATIVE has 2 senses:

1. relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple declarative statements
2. (usually followed by 'of') pointing out or revealing clearly

  Familiarity information: INDICATIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDICATIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

A mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

common mood; indicative mood; indicative; fact mood; declarative mood; declarative

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

modality; mode; mood (verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker)


INDICATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple declarative statements

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

indicative; declarative

Context example:

indicative mood

Domain category:

grammar (the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics or morphology))

Pertainym:

indicative mood (a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact)


Sense 2indicative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(usually followed by 'of') pointing out or revealing clearly

Synonyms:

indicatory; revelatory; significative; suggestive; indicative

Context example:

actions indicative of fear

Similar:

revealing (showing or making known)


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