US: /ˈɪndəˌkeɪtɝ/
UK: /ˈɪndɪkˌe‍ɪtɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

indicator /'indikeitə/
  • danh từ
    • người chỉ
    • cái chỉ, kim chỉ, dụng cụ chỉ
      • altitude indicator: cái chỉ độ cao
      • power indicator: cái chỉ công suất
    • (hoá học) chất chỉ thị
    • (sinh vật học) vật chỉ thị, cây chỉ thị

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 a sign that shows you what sth is like or how a situation is changing: The economic indicators for the end of the year are better than expected. + These atmospheric waves are a reliable indicator of weather changes.
2 a device on a machine that shows speed, pressure, etc: a depth indicator
3 (BrE) (AmE turn signal) (also informal blinker AmE, BrE) a light on a vehicle that flashes to show that the vehicle is going to turn left or right: Her right-hand indicator was flashing.

Thesaurus dictionary

pointer, needle; gauge, meter, display:
The indicator reads exactly 67°C.

Collocation dictionary

1 sign showing what sth is like


good, reliable, sure | poor, unreliable
Level of education is actually quite a poor indicator of ability to run a business well.
| sensitive | crude, partial, rough | simple | key, leading, main, major | important, significant | useful, valuable | economic, financial, performance, social, socio-economic
performance indicators such as language and numeracy skills


be, serve as
These warts can serve as an indicator of other infections.
| provide (sb with) | regard sth as, see sth as, take sth as
Gold prices are often seen as an indicator of inflation.
| use (sth as) | develop
It is still difficult to develop indicators for many concepts used in social science.


show sth, suggest sth
Economic indicators suggest that a recovery is on the way.


~ for
an indicator for the presence of minerals

Concise English dictionary

indicatorsɪndɪkeɪtə(r) /-kəɪtə
+a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
+a signal for attracting attention
+a device for showing the operating condition of some system
+(chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction