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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
    economic indicators such as the inflation rate or the exchange rate
    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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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