Definition of indicative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈdɪkətɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdɪkətɪv//
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  1. 1[not usually before noun] indicative (of something) (formal) showing or suggesting something Their failure to act is indicative of their lack of interest. The rise in unemployment is seen as indicative of a new economic recession.
  2. 2[only before noun] (grammar) stating a fact
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from French indicatif, -ive, from late Latin indicativus, from the verb indicare, from in- ‘towards’ + dicare ‘make known’.
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