In*dic"a*tive (?), a. [L. indicativus: cf. F. indicatif.]

1.

Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious.

That truth id productive of utility, and utility indicative of truth, may be thus proved.
Bp. Warburton.

2. Fine Arts

Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc.

Indicative mood Gram., that mood or form of the verb which indicates, that is, which simply affirms or denies or inquires; as, he writes; he is not writing; has the mail arrived?

 

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In*dic"a*tive, n. Gram.

The indicative mood.

 

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