Part of speech: noun

That which indicates, as a pointer.

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Usage examples "indicator":

  1. Here, as in Verhaeren's whole evolution, his verse is the most delicately sensitive indicator of the psychic revulsion, the perfect proof of a poetic and organic development which is really inward and dependent only on the laws of his blood. - "Émile Verhaeren", Stefan Zweig.
  2. He was listening eagerly and also watching an indicator that told the numbers of the rooms which called, as they flashed into view. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. If it's a speed or distance indicator, the dial's inside, out o' sight. - ""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea", Morgan Robertson.