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"indicative" in British English

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indicativeadjective

uk   /ɪnˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/

indicativenoun [S]

uk   /ɪnˈdɪk.ə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/ specialized
the mood (= ​form) of the ​verb used in ​ordinarystatements and ​questions : In the ​sentence "We ​walkedhome" 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 ​ordinarystatements and ​questions: In the ​sentence "We ​walkedhome," 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 ​improvedrelationship 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   us   /ɪnˈdɪkətɪv/
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 ​consumerspending.
[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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