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Signs of how things are or what may happen in the future

sign

noun

something that suggests that a good or bad thing will happen in the future

signal

noun

a fact, event, or action that shows what someone intends to do or shows what is likely to happen

indication

noun

a sign that something will happen, is true, or exists

symptom

noun

a sign of a larger problem

omen

noun

a sign that you believe shows whether good or bad things will happen in the future

foretaste

noun

an example of something that will happen in the future to a greater degree

litmus test

noun

an event, decision etc that provides a clear sign of what someone is really like or what their intentions are

preview

noun

something that gives an idea of what a future event will be like

promise

noun

a sign that something is likely to happen

intimation

noun

a suggestion or sign that something is likely to happen

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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