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indicative Explained

indicative at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


indicative at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] technical the form of a verb that is used to make statements. For example, in the sentences 'Penny passed her test', and 'Michael likes cake', the verbs 'passed' and 'like' are in the indicative.//
indicative 2 adj
1 be indicative of sth: to be a clear sign that a particular situation exists or that something is likely to be true// --This behaviour is indicative of her whole attitude, I'm afraid.//
2 technical an indicative verb form is used for making statements:

indicative at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

164 Moby Thesaurus words for "indicative":
Christophanic, Satanophanic, absolute, adducible, admissible,
allegorical, allusive, allusory, angelophanic, appearing,
associational, attestative, attestive, augural, authentic,
based on, certain, characteristic, circumstantial, conclusive,
conditional, connotational, connotative, convincing, cumulative,
damning, decisive, definable, demonstrating, demonstrative,
denominative, denotational, denotative, designative, determinative,
diagnostic, disclosive, displaying, documentary, documented,
emblematic, epiphanic, evidential, evidentiary, evincive, ex parte,
exhibitive, expositional, expository, expressive, extended,
extensional, eye-witness, factual, figural, figurative, final,
firsthand, forerunning, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretokening,
forewarning, founded on, full of meaning, full of point,
full of substance, grounded on, hearsay, heavy with meaning,
identifying, ideographic, idiosyncratic, imperative, implicational,
implicative, implicatory, implicit, incarnating, incarnational,
incontrovertible, indicating, indicatory, indisputable, individual,
inferential, insinuating, insinuative, insinuatory, intelligible,
intensional, interpretable, intuitive, ironic, irrefutable,
irresistible, jussive, manifestative, material, materializing,
meaning, meaningful, meaty, metaphorical, mode, monitory, mood,
naming, nuncupative, obligative, optative, overwhelming,
pathognomonic, peculiar, permissive, pithy, pneumatophanic,
pointed, potential, precursive, precursory, predictive,
prefigurative, pregnant, preindicative, premonitory, presageful,
presaging, presentational, presumptive, probative, prognostic,
prognosticative, promulgatory, readable, referential, reliable,
representative, revelational, revelatory, semantic, semiotic,
sententious, showing, signalizing, significant, significative,
signifying, subjunctive, substantial, suggestive, sure, symbolic,
symbolistic, symbological, symptomatic, symptomatologic, telling,
theophanic, transferred, typical, valid, warning, weighty

indicative at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Evidence): showing, indicative, deducible, based on, corroborative, confirmatory.

[ADJ] (Indication): indicating, indicative, denotative, connotative, representative, typical, symbolic, semiotic, symptomatic, characteristic, demonstrative, diagnostic, emblematic, vestigial.

indicative at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun
1 [not usually before noun] ~ (of sth) (formal) showing or suggesting sth:
Their failure to act is indicative of their lack of interest.
2 [only before noun] (grammar) stating a fact
noun (the indicative) [sing.] (grammar) the form of a verb that states a fact:
In 'Ben likes school', the verb 'like' is in the indicative.

Indicative at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indicative \In*dic"a*tive\, n. (Gram.)
The indicative mood.

Indicative \In*dic"a*tive\, a. [L. indicativus: cf. F.
1. Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or
knowledge of something not visible or obvious.

That truth is productive of utility, and utility
indicative of truth, may be thus proved. --Bp.

2. (Fine Arts) Suggestive; representing the whole by a part,
as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.

{Indicative mood} (Gram.), that mood or form of the verb
which indicates, that is, which simply affirms or denies
or inquires; as, he writes; he is not writing; has the
mail arrived?

indicative at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple
declarative statements; "indicative mood" [syn: {declarative}]
2: (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing
clearly; "actions indicative of fear" [syn: {indicatory},
{revelatory}, {significative}, {suggestive}]

n : a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or
state as an objective fact [syn: {indicative mood}, {declarative
mood}, {declarative}, {common mood}, {fact mood}]

indicative at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la indicativus.


* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • serving as a sign, indication or suggestion of something
    1. : He had pains indicative of a heart attack.
    2. Inter: gramma » r of, or relating to the indicative mood


      Inter: trans-top » serving as a sign

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|indikatiivinen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indicatif
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|framsögu- (2), Inter: t- » is|framsöguháttar- (2)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: indicativo (1,2)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|indicabilis|alt=indicābilis
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|свидетельствующее (о)|n|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of, or relating to the indicative mood
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|kindel
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indicatif

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|indicativus|alt=indicātīvus
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|изъявительное|n|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-noun » -
  • Inter: gramma » r the indicative mood


    Inter: trans-top » the indicative mood
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aantonende wijs|m, Inter: t+ » nl|indicatief|m
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|indicatif|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Indikativ|m
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kijelentő mód
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|framsöguháttur|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|indicativo|m
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|indicativus
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|گزارشی|tr=gozâreši|sc=fa-Arab
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|изъявительное наклонение|n|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|indicativo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

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  • Inter: feminine of » indicatif

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  • Inter: feminine of » indicativo#Adjective|indicativo


    * indicatevi

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    Inter: la-adj-form » indicātīve
  • Inter: inflection of » indicativus|indicātīvus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: et » indicative
    Translation: el » indicative
    Translation: fr » indicative
    Translation: io » indicative
    Translation: it » indicative
    Translation: lt » indicative
    Translation: hu » indicative
    Translation: nl » indicative
    Translation: ja » indicative
    Translation: pl » indicative
    Translation: ru » indicative
    Translation: fi » indicative
    Translation: sv » indicative
    Translation: ta » indicative
    Translation: te » indicative
    Translation: tr » indicative
    Translation: vi » indicative
    Translation: zh » indicative