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noun [countable] indicator pronunciation in British English /ˈɪndɪˌkeɪtə(r)/
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  1. 1
    something that shows you what condition something is in
    a good/useful/important indicator:

    Time spent in education is a good indicator of social and economic position.

    an indicator of success/performance/quality:

    The test is a reliable indicator of performance if it is carried out correctly.

  2. 2
    a piece of equipment that shows information

    the air-speed indicator

    The copier is ready when the green indicator light is on.

  3. 3
    British one of the lights on a car that shows in which direction it is turning


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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