presumptive signs

presumptive signs

[prē-sump′tiv]
Etymology: L, praesumere, to take beforehand, signum, mark
manifestations that indicate a pregnancy, although they are not necessarily positive. Presumptive signs may include cessation of menses and morning sickness. See also Chadwick's sign.
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With certain elements of the Republican Party calling for a "culture war," matters that could be considered personal taste--such as appreciation for modern popular music--are becoming presumptive signs of being an alien influence.