Meaning of INDICATION in English
▪ 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.
▪ ample , sufficient
He has given ample ~s of his intentions.
▪ broad , general , rough
▪ 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.
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.
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.
▪ 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
▪ (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 . 2012