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indicatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.dɪ.keɪ.tər/  us   /ˈɪn.də.keɪ.t̬ɚ/
  • indicator noun [C] (SHOWING)

C2 something that shows what a situation is like: Commodity prices can be a useful indicator of inflation, he claimed. an economic indicator
(Definition of indicator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indicatornoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·dɪˌkeɪt̬·ər/
a sign or signal that shows something exists or is true, or that makes something clear: Housing permits are an indicator of the state’s economic health. The car’s speedometer and temperature indicator were broken.
(Definition of indicator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indicator" in Business English

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indicatornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪndɪkeɪtər/
ECONOMICS, FINANCE something that shows what a situation is like or how it is changing: indicator of sth Rising orders are an indicator of the health of the manufacturing sector.key/important/strong indicator The banking sector is a key indicator of the state of the economy. a good/useful/reliable indicator
(Definition of indicator from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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