As nouns the difference between indication and clue
is that indication
is while clue
is a strand of yarn etc as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
As a verb clue is
to provide with a clue (often used with "in" or "up").
Act of pointing out or indicating.
That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.
Discovery made; information.
(obsolete) Explanation]]; display. [[w:Francis Bacon, Francis Bacon .
(medicine) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.
(finance) An declared approximation of the price at which a traded security is likely to commence trading.
- The frequent stops they make in the most convenient places are plain indications of their weariness. .
A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
* 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.
(slang) Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)
- she had even had in the past a small smug conviction that in the domestic labyrinth she always kept the clue .
* (information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion) hint, indication, suggestion
* (object or indication which may be used as evidence) signature
* cluestick / clue stick
* have a clue
* not have a clue
* red herring
To provide with a clue.
To provide someone with information which he or she lacks (often used with "in" or "up").
- The crossword compiler wasn't sure how to clue the word "should".
- Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.