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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indicative  \In*dic"a*tive\,  n.  (Gram.) 
  The  indicative  mood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indicative  \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  is  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? 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indicative 
  adj  1:  (grammar)  relating  to  the  mood  of  verbs  that  is  used  simple 
  declarative  statements;  "indicative  mood"  [syn:  {declarative}] 
  2:  having  a  covert  or  special  meaning  [syn:  {significative},  {suggestive}] 
  n  :  a  mood  (grammatically  unmarked)  that  represents  the  act  or 
  state  as  an  objective  fact  [syn:  {indicative  mood},  {declarative 
  mood},  {declarative},  {common  mood},  {fact  mood}] 




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