Meaning of INDICATOR in English

INDICATOR

in ‧ di ‧ ca ‧ tor AC /ˈɪndəkeɪtə, ˈɪndɪkeɪtə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ indication , ↑ indicator ; verb : ↑ indicate ; adjective : ↑ indicative ]

1 . something that can be regarded as a sign of something else SYN sign :

All the main economic indicators suggest that trade is improving.

2 .

British English one of the lights on a car that flash to show which way the car is turning SYN turn signal American English

3 . a ↑ pointer on a machine that shows the temperature, pressure, speed etc

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