Indicator vs Theme - What's the difference?

indicator | theme |

As a proper noun indicator

is .

As a noun theme is

theme, topic.



(en noun)
  • A pointer or index that indicates something.
  • A meter or gauge.
  • The needle or dial on such a meter.
  • (chemistry) Any of many substances, such as litmus, used to indicate the concentration of a substance, or the degree of a reaction.
  • (ecology) A plant or animal whose presence is indicative of some specific environment.
  • (economics) A measure, such as unemployment rate, which can be used to predict economic trends.
  • (UK, Australia) A trafficator.
  • A bird, the honeyguide.
  • Synonyms

    * blinker (informal), directional, directional signal, trafficator, turn indicator, turn signal (US)

    Derived terms

    * economic indicator * key performance indicator




    (en noun)
  • A subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
  • A recurring idea; a motif.
  • (music) The main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
  • (film, television) A song, or a snippet of a song, that identifies a film, a TV program, a character, etc. by playing at the appropriate time.
  • (computing, figuratively) The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
  • (grammar) The stem of a word
  • (linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
  • (linguistics) Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
  • (linguistics) Topic, what is generally being talked about, as opposed to rheme
  • A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.
  • Verb

  • (computing) To apply a theme to; to change the visual appearance and/or layout of (software).