Indicative mood
Indicative In*dic"a*tive, a. [L. indicativus: cf. F. indicatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pointing out; bringing to notice; giving intimation or knowledge of something not visible or obvious. [1913 Webster]

That truth is productive of utility, and utility indicative of truth, may be thus proved. --Bp. Warburton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Fine Arts) Suggestive; representing the whole by a part, as a fleet by a ship, a forest by a tree, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Indicative mood} (Gram.), that mood or form of the verb which indicates, that is, which simply affirms or denies or inquires; as, he writes; he is not writing; has the mail arrived? [1913 Webster]


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