Meaning of INDICATOR in English

INDICATOR

noun sign showing what sth is like

ADJECTIVE

▪ accurate , good , reliable , sure

▪ poor , unreliable

Level of education is actually a poor ~ of ability to run a business well.

▪ sensitive

▪ crude , rough

▪ simple

▪ key , main , major

▪ important , significant

▪ useful , valuable

▪ lagging , leading ( both economics , both esp. AmE )

The stock market is seen as a leading ~ of economic growth.

▪ economic , financial , macroeconomic , performance , social , socio-economic

performance ~s such as language and numeracy skills

▪ prognostic ( medical )

VERB + INDICATOR

▪ be , serve as

These warts can serve as an ~ of other infections.

▪ provide (sb with)

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

Gold prices are often seen as an ~ of inflation.

▪ use (sth as)

▪ develop

It is still difficult to develop ~s for many concepts used in social science.

INDICATOR + VERB

▪ point to sth , show sth , suggest sth

Economic ~s suggest that a recovery is on the way.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

an ~ for the presence of minerals

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .