Associations to the word «Indicator»


INDICATOR, noun. A pointer or index that indicates something.
INDICATOR, noun. A meter or gauge.
INDICATOR, noun. The needle or dial on such a meter.
INDICATOR, noun. (chemistry) Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.
INDICATOR, noun. (ecology) A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.
INDICATOR, noun. (economics) A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.
INDICATOR, noun. (UK) (Australia) (automotive) A trafficator (dated definition); each of the flashing lights on each side of a vehicle which indicate a turn is being made to left or right, or a lane change etc.
INDICATOR, noun. A bird, the honeyguide.
INDICATOR, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Indicatoridae.
INDICATOR DIAGRAM, noun. (dated) pressure volume diagram
INDICATOR DIAGRAMS, noun. Plural of indicator diagram
INDICATOR FUNCTION, noun. A function which is equal to 1 for all points in its domain which belong to a given set, and is equal to 0 for all points in the domain which do not belong to that given set.
INDICATOR VARIABLE, noun. (statistics) A binary variable, which takes a value of 0 or 1 to indicate which category an individual falls into.
INDICATOR VARIABLES, noun. Plural of indicator variable

Dictionary definition

INDICATOR, noun. A number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time.
INDICATOR, noun. A signal for attracting attention.
INDICATOR, noun. A device for showing the operating condition of some system.
INDICATOR, noun. (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.