Today’s Word: indication

March 8, 2017      =========

☆  indication  兆候


An indication is a sign which suggests what people are thinking or feeling, or suggests what is going on. For example, in a formal situation, such as someone in a hospital, the doctor might say that a certain symptom is an indication of an infection. But you can also use it to describe signs of feelings and thoughts. For example:

All the indications suggested that my boss was going to approve my pay rise.
He gave no indication that he wanted to end the relationship.
She showed no indication of leaving the party early.
The homestay student didn’t display any indication of homesickness.

As you can see from the example sentences, “indication” is often used with “all” or “no” or “any”.