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Noun indicant has 2 senses
  1. indication, indicant - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
    --1 is a kind of communication
    --1 has particulars:
     gesture; evidence; trace, vestige, tincture, shadow; symptom; signalization, signalisation; pointing out; manifestation; mark, print; glimpse; harbinger, forerunner, herald, precursor; hint, clue; smoke
    Derived forms: verb indicate4, verb indicate1
  2. index, index number, indicant, indicator - 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
    --2 is a kind of fact
    --2 has particulars:
     business index; leading indicator; price index, price level; short account; stock index, stock market index
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