Indicative meaning

ĭn-dĭk'ə-tĭv
Indicative is defined as a grammar term for a verb or a sentence that either makes a statement or asks a question.

An example of the indicative is the sentence, "The birds are singing."

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The definition of indicative is a type of behavior that gives a suggestion or shows something.

An example of indicative is a behavior, like a smile, that shows joy.

An example of indicative is sneezing and coughing that can be a sign of a cold.

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Serving to indicate.

Symptoms indicative of anemia; an insignia indicative of high rank.

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Of, relating to, or being the mood of the verb used in ordinary objective statements.
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The indicative mood.
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A verb in the indicative mood.
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Giving an indication, suggestion, or intimation; showing; signifying.

A look indicative of joy.

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Designating or of the mood of a verb used to identify an act, state, or occurrence as actual, or to ask a question of fact.
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The indicative mood.
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A verb in this mood.
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Serving as a sign, indication or suggestion of something.

He had pains indicative of a heart attack.

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(grammar) Of, or relating to the indicative mood.
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(grammar) The indicative mood.
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Origin of indicative

From Middle French indicatif, from Late Latin indicātīvus.