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Definition of "indicative" []

  • Serving to indicate: symptoms indicative of anemia; an insignia indicative of high rank. (adjective)
  • Grammar Of, relating to, or being the mood of the verb used in ordinary objective statements. (adjective)
  • Grammar The indicative mood. (noun)
  • Grammar A verb in the indicative mood. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indicative" in a sentence
  • "Verbs have three moods, the indicative, (embracing what is commonly included under the _indicative_, the _subjunctive_, and the"
  • "But, James, isn't the title indicative of "right" interpretation according to monotheistic understanding in opposition to Trinitarian understanding? and human moral development?"
  • "It was one of the hospital six-ounce bottles, bearing a label indicative of glycerine lotion, but the color of the contained fluid belied the label."