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1. Pointing out; indicating.
2. An indication; especially a symptom indicating the proper line of treatment.
[L. in-dico, pres. p. -ans (-ant), to point out]


1. Something such as a sign or symptom that points to the presence of a disease.
2. Something such as loss of a symptom or sign that indicates that the treatment of the disease is proper and effective.


an indicator or signal. A clinical indicant is a clinical sign, an item of history, epidemiology or environmental peculiarity that suggests a particular diagnosis for inclusion in the list of possibles.

Patient discussion about indicant

Q. What could be the reason? I do go for exercise but the result is not satisfactory to me although I followed good diet, timing etc. What could be the reason?

A. can you list in detail here what you do, what you eat? etc? Your successes and failures? Then we can help you a bit more. Maybe you have plateaued and need to change things up.

Q. What the reasons to the migraine?

A. A migraine headache has many triggers- among which are different foods (cheese, red wine), drinking coffee or caffeine containing beverages, lack of sleep, smoking, drinking alcohol, exposure to strong noise and more. There is also a genetic factor, and you see migraine more in people whose relatives suffer from it too.

Q. what do you think the reason would be? As per the latest statistics that 2 out of 150 kids born in the U.S. has autism, and the incidence rate is increasing, what do you think the reason would be?

A. The actual statistics is not 2 out of 150. It is 1 out of 150. I don't think autism is increasing, I think more children are being labeled as autistic - the condition is more well known than it was 20 years ago.

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The requirement for sufficient unidimensionality and the assumption of linear indicant normality (see note 3) should be discussed.
Available research suggests that the DMAQ is a psychometrically sound indicant of this construct (for a review of studies using the DMAQ, see Morrison, Morrison, & McCann, 2006).
5), describing the sacred grove and fountain of Clitumnus, states praesens numen atque etiam fatidicum indicant sortes; but he later (7) signals sophisticated amusement at human credulity in such matters, so that it is not to be thought that he personally believes there to be a praesens numen.
Basically, this model comparison tests the cultural invariance of the factor structure; minimally discrepant NFIs and CFIs suggest cultural constancy of indicant meaning (Lincoln & Kalleberg, 1985).
A loading of this magnitude would indicate a minimum of 49% shared variance between indicant and factor.
Strecher used physician self-report as his primary indicant of change and noted that there was a definite possibility of contamination between groups.
The only exception is the third indicant of ATTI, which has an estimate of 0.
En su Natura Deorum II, 245, Ciceron compara el escrutinio de obras artisticas y de almas humanas a partir de sus detalles fisicos: Primum enim oculi in his artibus, quarum iudicium est oculorum, in pictis, fictis caelatisque formis, in corporum etiam motione atque gestu multa cernunt subtilius; colorum etiam et figurarum tum venustatem atque ordinem et, ut ita dicam, decentiam oculi indicant, atque etiam alia maiora: nam et virtutes et vitia cognoscunt, iratum, propitium, laetantem, dolentem, fortem, ignavum, audacem timidumque cognoscunt.
Therefore, a derivative was used--profit before taxes/net worth as an indicant for return on equity.
Certainly this is a strong indicant that their rural schools model of education in Russia is working, and is looked upon as one of the crowning achievements of modern-day Russia.
The single item measuring the dealer's feedback formed the second indicant of bidirectionality.
They may be using their overall success as an indicant of their communicative ability.