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"indicator" in British English

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indicatornoun [C]

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

C2 something that ​shows what a ​situation is like: Commodity ​prices can be a ​useful indicator ofinflation, he ​claimed. an ​economic indicator
  • indicator noun [C] (SIGNAL)

UK (US signal, turn signal) one of the ​lights at the ​front and back of a ​roadvehicle that ​flash to show which way the ​vehicle is ​turning a ​device that ​shows a ​value or a ​change in ​level, ​speed, etc.: The ​car has an ​overheadconsole with a ​compass and ​outsidetemperature indicator.
(Definition of indicator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indicator" in American English

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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 ​economichealth. 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 ​manufacturingsector.key/important/strong indicator The ​bankingsector 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)
Translations of “indicator”
in Arabic مُؤشِّر…
in Korean 신호등…
in Portuguese luz de seta, pisca-pisca…
in Catalan intermitent…
in Japanese (車の)方向指示器…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表明, 指标…
in Turkish gösterge, belirteç, işaret…
in Russian показатель, индикатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指標, 標誌…
in Italian fanale indicatore di direzione, freccia…
in Polish wskaźnik, kierunkowskaz…
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