Definition of 'indicator'
Video: pronunciation of 'indicator'
Example sentences containing 'indicator'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
GDP data for the last quarter will be released this month but early indicators suggest that growth has been robust. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It also proposes using signals, such as from the indicator lights, to alert others that a door is about to open. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Putting all the controls for the lights and indicators and wipers on the steering wheel is silly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or give a single flash of the indicators? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The figures are a key indicator of consumer inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The website said that the number of inquiries tended to be an indicator of housing demand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Your stance on them is a telling indicator of your world view. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This makes what we wear one of the most reliable indicators of world change. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The search goes on for a reliable alternative economic indicator. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Surely this is a far more telling indicator of true middle age? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The changes we are seeing are probably a good indicator of the changing climactic conditions there. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The positive outlook for sterling is a result of improved economic indicators. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is also advising car owners to make sure that they lock their cars by waiting to see the indicators flash. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The lead indicators have already turned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Usually, a recovery in activity is a lead indicator of economic growth. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That's usually a reliable indicator of stronger growth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Another day, another baleful indicator of looming inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Other indicators suggest growth will continue at around 0.5 per cent during the next two quarters. Times, Sunday Times (2013)My husband stopped the car, left indicator flashing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The way they ran as hard in the last minute as they did the first was a telling indicator of the desire at the club. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The most reliable indicator, it turns out, is not live sightings at all but road casualties. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A US economic recovery is under way and indicators of consumer demand are particularly encouraging. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The number one indicator that a first-time guest will be here a year from now is if we get them serving somewhere, so first contact is critical. Christianity Today (2000)A number of technical indicators suggest that equities are now extremely cheap - the cheapest since the dotcom bubble burst, by some measures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'indicator'
In Common Usage. indicator is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'indicator'
British English: indicator /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪtə/ NOUN
An indicator is a measurement or value which gives you an idea of what something is like.
The phone has a low battery indicator.
- American English: indicator
- Arabic: مُؤَشِّرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: indicador
- Chinese: 指示器
- Croatian: pokazatelj
- Czech: ukazatel
- Danish: indikator
- Dutch: indicator
- European Spanish: indicador
- Finnish: mittari
- French: indicateur
- German: Indikator
- Greek: ένδειξη
- Italian: indicatore
- Japanese: 指標
- Korean: 표시기
- Norwegian: indikator
- Polish: wskaźnik
- European Portuguese: indicador
- Romanian: indicator
- Russian: указатель
- Spanish: indicador señalador
- Swedish: indikator
- Thai: ตัวบ่งชี้
- Turkish: gösterge
- Ukrainian: індикатор
- Vietnamese: dấu hiệu
Nearby words of 'indicator'
Definition of indicator from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Smarter tech can be a game-changer for those with different needs
Improving accessibility when banking is a key focus this year, here are some of ways tech is helping make managing money easier for everyone.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.