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indicative

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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indicativein‧dic‧a‧tive1 /ɪnˈdɪkətɪv/ ●○○ AWL adjective  1 be indicative of something2 technicalSLG an indicative verb form is used for making statements
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indicativeWhile this is not measuring the effectiveness of the advertising, merely memory of it, it is possibly indicative.It is an indicative conditional, a conditional in the indicative mood.The methods used to cut stone and gems can also be indicative of age.So you do get a great disparity in numbers, which is not necessarily indicative of any kind of setup.These traits alone are not indicative of extremist beliefs or violent behavior, the panel added.It was indicative of Franco's childishly egocentric view of politics that he now chose to ignore Allied overtures.Fire is an example of rapid oxidation, while rust is indicative of slow oxidation.They are not indicative of underlying pathology.
Related topics: Grammar
indicativeindicative2 AWL noun [countable, uncountable] technical  SLGthe form of a verb that is used to make statements. For example, in the sentencesPenny passed her test’ and ‘Michael likes cake’, the verbs ‘passed’ and ‘likes’ are in the indicative.
From Longman Business Dictionaryindicativein‧dic‧a‧tive /ɪnˈdɪkətɪv/ adjective [only before a noun] an indicative offer or price shows how much someone might pay or charge but is not definiteWe will then invite interested parties to make indicative offers.
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