Meaning of INDICATOR in English
noun sign showing what sth is like
▪ accurate , good , reliable , sure
▪ poor , unreliable
Level of education is actually a poor ~ of ability to run a business well.
▪ crude , rough
▪ 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)
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.
▪ ~ for
an ~ for the presence of minerals
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012