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"indicative" in British English

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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

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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

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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…
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“indicative” in British English

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“indicative” in Business English

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