Meaning of INDICATION in English

INDICATION

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ firm ( BrE ), good , strong

▪ fair ( esp. BrE )

It was a fair ~ of what was to come.

▪ accurate , reliable , true

▪ clear , definite , sure

He gave his clearest ~ yet that he will keep racing.

There is no definite ~ that these folks are still alive.

▪ important

▪ useful

▪ ample , sufficient

He has given ample ~s of his intentions.

▪ broad , general , rough

▪ positive

▪ early , initial , preliminary

▪ outward , visible , visual

Rising interest rates were an outward ~ of the change in government attitude to economic controls.

Some car alarms have no visual ~ that they are in operation.

▪ clinical

There was no clinical ~ for such a test.

VERB + INDICATION

▪ be , serve as

The popularity of the government building project served as an ~ of public support.

▪ have

A government spokesperson said they had no ~ who was responsible for the attack.

▪ give (sb) , provide (sb with)

His early successes gave some ~ of his ability.

▪ get , receive

▪ find , see

The researchers say they can find no ~ that television has harmful physical effects on children.

▪ regard sth as , see sth as , take sth as

The comments made by management may be taken as an ~ of how they felt about their workers.

INDICATION + VERB

▪ point to sth , show sth , suggest sth

Indications show that at least 2 000 more businesses will go bankrupt before the end of the year.

PREPOSITION

▪ amid ~s of , amid ~s that …  (both esp. BrE )

He was last night locked in talks over his future amid ~s that he plans to resign.

▪ ~ as to

He gave us no ~ as to what was the matter.

▪ ~ to

This is an ~ to drivers who break the law that they will be punished

PHRASES

▪ (all) the ~s are that … 

All the ~s are that she will make a full recovery.

▪ early ~s are that …  , preliminary ~s are that … 

Preliminary ~s are that the tape is authentic.

▪ not the slightest ~

She smiled, not giving the slightest ~ of what had just happened.

▪ there is every ~ that … 

There's every ~ that the operation has been a success.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .