Definition of indicant in English:


Pronunciation /ˈindəkənt/ /ˈɪndəkənt/


  • A thing which indicates something.

    ‘Yet, the proof of the pudding is in the eating just as the clearest indicant of merit has always been performance.’
    • ‘However, if she wants to bump her fame indicant higher, then she needs to start networking.’
    • ‘Affects include desires, wishes, a sense of health or debility: They are ideational indicants of bodily thriving or declining.’
    • ‘The more global externalizing scale was selected as an indicant due to the wider, more developmentally heterogeneous age range in the sample.’


Early 17th century from Latin indicant- ‘pointing out’, from the verb indicare (see indicate).