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indicative 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/inˈdikətiv/,
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Serving as a sign or indication of something,
  1. Serving as a sign or indication of something
    • - having recurrent dreams is not necessarily indicative of any psychological problem
  2. Denoting a mood of verbs expressing simple statement of a fact

Noun
  1. A verb in the indicative mood

  2. The indicative mood


  1. indicative mood: a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
  2. relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements; "indicative mood"
  3. (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly; "actions indicative of fear"
  4. Realis moods (abbreviated) are a category of grammatical moods which indicate that something is actually the case (or actually not the case); in other words, the state of which is known. The most common realis mood is the indicative mood, or declarative mood.
  5. the indicative mood; serving as a sign, indication or suggestion of something; of, or relating to the indicative mood
  6. Indicative (auxiliary and main) verb forms are finite forms which are used (inter alia) in declarative and interrogative clauses (i.e. statements and questions). Thus, the italicised items are said to be indicative in mood in the following sentences: 'He is teasing you', 'Can he speak French? ...
  7. verb form denoting something as real and factual.
  8. The name of a mood in which all of the tenses imply certainty of action
  9. (adj.): Something that is indicative of something shows or displays something. The manner in which Simon Finch arranged his house showed something about him.
  10. A modal category: the opposite of subjunctive. The indicative is often associated with assertion or statement.
  11. Used to express a fact
  12. (indico, indicare: to point out, indicate): states a fact or asks a question