Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

indicative of something

indicative of
1) showing or pointing to the fact that something is a certain way
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    • the result/outcome was indicative of sth
  • Analysis

    Something which is indicative of something is a sign or indication. Something which is indicative of something else shows, signals or expresses a particular state or behaviour or shows a relationship between one thing and another.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The exam results were indicative of how much emphasis students were putting on science subjects.
    2. A high temperature, sneezing, headache and body aches are indicative of the flu.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The outcome of the vote for CEO was indicative of how the board had shifted their thinking over time.
    2. A slump in tax returns is not necessarily indicative of a weakening economy.
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