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indicator

in·di·ca·tor

indicator

 
 
pronunciation:
In dih keI tr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or object that indicates.
A fever is often an indicator of illness.
similar words:
indication, symptom
definition 2: an instrument such as a gauge, meter, or dial that shows the performance of a piece of equipment.
similar words:
telltale
definition 3: one of the various statistical measures that show the relative stability of an economic system.