Meaning of INDICATOR in English

INDICATOR

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an economic indicator (= something that shows how well the economy of a country is doing, and what is likely to happen to it in the future )

The main economic indicators show that the economy is still in decline.

performance indicators (= things that show how well someone or something is doing )

We use a set of performance indicators to assess the level of progress.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

economic

Amongst the many economic indicators in an economy, interest rates arouse a great deal of public attention.

The economic indicators , to be sure, should put these worries in perspective.

The most useful economic indicator to watch is consumer confidence.

There was also a decline in the government's index of leading economic indicators .

Since that time, the main economic indicators show an economy in decline.

The Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators fell twice as much as expected during November.

Other economic indicators , however, paint a gloomier picture.

good

A better indicator , in his view, would be to combine absolute size with relative performance.

Same-store sales are considered the best sales indicator because they exclude the effect of sales from new, remodeled or closed stores.

Larger samples and a better choice of indicators are required.

One of the best indicators of the parents' progress is their visiting pattern.

Outside the tropics, daylength rather than temperature is the best indicator of time of year.

As they point out, child-rearing patterns may provide a better indicator of social class than the more conventional criteria.

This size limitation means that harvester ant assemblages are not good indicators of the local mammalian fauna.

This aspect is not the best indicator of a boom time for money matters.

important

Pulse and blood pressure are also important indicators of circulatory status.

However, it is suggested that market share is normally the most important indicator of dominance though not the only factor.

Turnout is becoming as important an electoral indicator now as the share of the vote that each party achieves.

Another important indicator of the economic importance of sport, employment, is given in Table 2.4 in Chapter 2.

The new government's attitude to foreign investment was also seen as an important indicator of future economic policy.

The failings may also justify some simplification, if only to allow greater resources to be devoted to the most important indicators .

None the less, as we shall see, class provides the most important indicator of partisan support.

key

Accordingly, the study focuses on the cross-sectional properties of some key financial indicators that are constructed from accounting data.

Instructions to the group should emphasize that the criteria should define the essential elements or the key indicators of exemplary nutrition care.

They answered questions about, for example, determining key indicators in their area and about getting everyone involved in quality improvement.

Once the key indicators are selected, the current or historical level of performance on each indicator is identified. 3.

A set of key service indicators to measure performance. 5 A year-end manpower statement.

leading

A careful strategic analysis as described in chapter 4 will help to lessen the disadvantages of using leading indicators .

Sports Illustrated is definitely a leading indicator as to what's happening in sports in the U.S. and clearly rugby is not.

major

The accompanying reduction of output in the support economy; however, is never subtracted from any of the major economic indicators .

other

Classificatory or other indicators of relationships should be checked and recorded in their final form.

It would not be surprising if today's figures were underestimates, too. Other indicators confirm that the economy is stirring.

Looking at the other indicators , employment dropped 1.4% in the nine months to April.

Taken with other environmental indicators , such as land snail shells and insect remains, they also give information about the prevailing climate.

No other indicator has proved so reliable.

reliable

A useful but not completely reliable indicator of potency.

The figures used are not always reliable indicators .

Most agree that measures used in combination provide much more reliable indicators of performance.

Pseudomelanosis coli is regarded as a more reliable indicator of chronic anthranoid laxative abuse of more than nine to 12 months.

Cotinine in the urine is a reliable indicator that the subject has been exposed to passive smoking.

The calculation of the scan score from these images provides a reliable and objective indicator of disease activity.

It can be argued that these tests are a reliable indicator of performance when tested under controlled conditions.

Matthew Lynn Number of employees provides a reliable indicator of a company's performance over the short term.

sensitive

Infant mortality is frequently assumed to be an especially sensitive indicator of severe poverty.

Such dye retention in the blood serves as a sensitive indicator of cellular necrosis.

Unemployment Unemployment rates arguably provide the most sensitive indicators of local employment opportunities.

As for the upper jaws, percentage incisor loss appears to be a more sensitive indicator of breakage than molar loss.

A sensitive indicator of health need should reflect these disease patterns.

A more sensitive indicator of fertility behaviour is the average completed family size of women born in the same year.

single

Government is not reducible to a single quantitative indicator .

Not all indicators are included, nor is the presence of a single indicator an assurance that abuse or neglect exists.

Between 1957 and 1960 they were fitted with the large single indicator box, which did not suit their designs.

social

Many of the classic economic and social indicators of fertility decline had been present for a long time in nineteenth-century Britain.

Summary With the aid of these economic, political and social indicators banks endeavour to assess country risk.

Demographic and social indicators are crucial components of most of these estimates.

useful

So far as resident proprietors went this rough yardstick makes a useful indicator as to the probability of their owning land in other places.

An ability to create useful indicators of developments in science, and, increasingly, in technology.

The arterial-alveolar oxygen tension ratio is a useful prognostic indicator .

Unplanned or emergency readmissions may be a more useful outcome indicator .

The most useful economic indicator to watch is consumer confidence.

None is perfect, but they are useful indicators .

various

Table 5.4 shows how the various indicators of participation have changed from 1977 to 1986.

Along the way Bill stops the group, pointing out various indicators of forest life.

The Government is in disarray at present but various indicators suggest that the economy may be coming out of recession.

The project will analyse the distribution over households of various indicators of living standards.

This introduced maximum levels of various indicator bacteria which are legally allowed at the identified bathing waters.

well

A better indicator , in his view, would be to combine absolute size with relative performance.

Larger samples and a better choice of indicators are required.

As they point out, child-rearing patterns may provide a better indicator of social class than the more conventional criteria.

Charges, on the other hand, may be a better indicator of a fund's prospects.

■ NOUN

market

Last week the Nikkei 225, the best-known market indicator , dropped to a 27-month low.

Broader market indicators were also lower.

It is past nine a. m. now, so Bottoms keeps one eye on the stock market indicator as he continues reminiscing.

Today the Dow is the most famous, closely watched of all market indicators .

performance

Yet traditional performance indicators provide little to guide investment in knowledge and learning.

Further information was obtained from performance indicators from the Department of Health.

From this base, a set of performance indicators were generated as the top level of the information set.

The drive towards numerical and managerial performance indicators has already been mentioned.

The performance indicators which are produced consist mainly of data on payment, which makes useful analysis difficult.

Some LEAs have long collated information obtained from schools in such a way that the results might be described as performance indicators .

Quality assurance, performance indicators and professional competence.

The criteria against which to measure success are termed performance indicators .

■ VERB

consider

Outcomes are considered the ultimate indicators of quality measuring the actual health status of the client.

Same-store sales are considered the best sales indicator because they exclude the effect of sales from new, remodeled or closed stores.

develop

The writers had developed bibliometric indicators for analysing research group performance within two large faculties of the University.

The funding os for a one year preliminary project which will develop indicators by which the principles can be characterised.

include

The work status variable is also included as an indicator of time availability.

Features include a flow fault indicator , an elapsed time indicator, automatic shutdown and a battery low indicator.

lead

The latest leading-indicators report will be released tomorrow at 8: 30 a. m. Eastern time.

There was also a decline in the government's index of leading economic indicators .

The Bundesbank tracks M3 money-supply growth as a leading indicator of inflation.

The Commerce Department's index of leading economic indicators fell twice as much as expected during November.

provide

Most agree that measures used in combination provide much more reliable indicators of performance.

However, noninvasive clinical determinations such as height, weight, and skinfold thickness provide acceptable indicators of body fat.

Unemployment Unemployment rates arguably provide the most sensitive indicators of local employment opportunities.

These specimens may provide sentinel indicators of new pathogens and emerging diseases.

As they point out, child-rearing patterns may provide a better indicator of social class than the more conventional criteria.

The comparison provides indicators of economic development for this sample of countries, including wealth, industrialization, education, and urbanization.

None the less, as we shall see, class provides the most important indicator of partisan support.

Matthew Lynn Number of employees provides a reliable indicator of a company's performance over the short term.

regard

The participation rate is regarded as an indicator of the number of people looking for work.

use

But relative decline is used as an indicator by some; and output can be used as a measure rather than employment.

Likewise, early reading problems and low scores on achievement tests are often used as an indicator of anticipated weak academic achievement.

A careful strategic analysis as described in chapter 4 will help to lessen the disadvantages of using leading indicators .

Most sociologists faced with this particular problem have used occupation as the indicator .

Wholesale prices are used as an indicator of movement of domestic costs up to 1983 and retail prices subsequently.

He uses the same indicators of economic development as those employed by Cutright.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

High levels of cholesterol may be an important indicator of heart disease risk.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An alternative indicator of demand for labour is employers' notification of vacancies.

Four indicators were emphasized - staff student ratios, average class sizes, average student hours and average lecturer hours.

Good economic indicators masked widespread unease.

However, it is suggested that market share is normally the most important indicator of dominance though not the only factor.

It is these positive indicators that will count in the long run.

Shortly thereafter, Odom called back to say the warning indicators had changed to an all-out attack of 2, 200 missiles.

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