indicative Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “indicative” in the English Dictionary

"indicative" in British English

See all translations

indicativeadjective

uk   /ɪnˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/ us   /ɪnˈdɪk.ə.t̬ɪv/

indicativenoun [S]

uk   /ɪnˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/ us   /ɪnˈdɪk.ə.t̬ɪv/ specialized
the mood (= form) of the verb used in ordinary statements and questions : In the sentence "We walked home" the verb "walked" is in the indicative.
(Definition of indicative from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indicative" in American English

See all translations

indicativenoun [U]

us   /ɪnˈdɪk·ə·t̬ɪv/
  • indicative noun [U] (GRAMMAR)

grammar the mood (= form) of a verb used in ordinary statements and questions: In the sentence "We walked home," the verb "walked" is in the indicative.

indicativeadjective

us   /ɪnˈdɪk·ə·t̬ɪv/
  • indicative adjective (SHOWING)

being or relating to a sign that something exists, is true, or is likely to happen: Resumption of the talks is indicative of an improved relationship between the countries.
(Definition of indicative from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indicative" in Business English

See all translations

indicativeadjective

uk   /ɪnˈdɪkətɪv/ us  
being a sign that something exists, is true, or will probably happen: indicative of sth The fall in demand is indicative of a broader trend in consumer spending.
[before noun] FINANCE showing how much something will probably cost: indicative budget/cost
(Definition of indicative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “indicative”
in Chinese (Simplified) 标示的, 表明的…
in Turkish (kip) bildiren, haber veren…
in Russian изъявительное (наклонение)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 標示的, 表明的…
in Polish oznajmujący…
What is the pronunciation of indicative?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“indicative” in British English

“indicative” in American English

“indicative” in Business English

More meanings of “indicative”

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More