What does index mean?
Definitions for index
ˈɪn dɛks; -dəˌsizin·dex
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a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
index, index number, indicant, indicatornoun
a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
exponent, power, indexnoun
a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
index, index finger, forefingerverb
the finger next to the thumb
list in an index
provide with an index
"index the book"
adjust through indexation
"The government indexes wages and prices"
A number providing a measure of some quantity derived by a formula, usually a form of averaging, from multiple quantities; -- used mostly in economics; as, the index of leading indicators; the index of industrial production; the consumer price index. See, for example, the consumer price index.
(computers) A file containing a table with the addresses of data items, arranged for rapid and convenient search for the addresses.
(computers) A number which serves as a label for a data item and also represents the address of a data item within a table or array.
(R. C. Ch.), The Index prohibitorius, a catalogue of books which are forbidden by the church to be read; also called Index of forbidden books and Index Librorum Prohibitorum.
That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of how much the economy has slowed.
A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book, usually giving the page on which a particular word or topic may be found; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume. Typically found only in non-fiction books.
(Economics) To adjust (wages, prices, taxes, etc.) automatically so as to compensate for changes in prices, usually as measured by the consumer price index or other economic measure. Its purpose is usually to copensate for inflation.
To insert (a word, name, file folder, etc.) into an index or into an indexed arrangement; as, to index a contract under its date of signing.
An alphabetical listing of items and their location; for example, the index of a book lists words or expressions and the pages of the book upon which they are to be found.
The index finger, the forefinger, or other pointer.
A sign; an indication; a token.
His son's empty guffaws ... struck him with pain as the indices of a weak mind.
A type of noun where the meaning of the form changes with respect to the context. E.g., 'Today's newspaper' is an indexical form since its referent will differ depending on the context. See also icon and symbol.
A single number calculated from an array of prices or of quantities.
A number representing a property or ratio, a coefficient.
A raised suffix indicating a power.
An integer or other key indicating the location of data e.g. within a vector, database table, associative array, or hash table.
A data structure that improves the performance of operations on a table.
To arrange an index for something, especially a long text.
To inventory, to take stock.
Etymology: From index, from indico; see indicate.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Tastes are the indexes of the different qualities of plants, as well as of all sorts of aliment. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
That which was once the index to point out all virtues, does now mark out that part of the world where least of them resides. Decay of Piety.
They have no more inward self-consciousness of what they do or suffer, than the index of a watch, of the hour it points to. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
In such indexes, although small
To their subsequent volumes, there is seen
The baby figure of the giant mass
Of things to come, at large. William Shakespeare.
If a book has no index, or good table of contents, 'tis very useful to make one as you are reading it; and in your index to take notice only of parts new to you. Isaac Watts.
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (abbreviated IIM Lucknow or IIM-L) is a public business school in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was established in 1984 as the fourth Indian Institute of Management (IIM) by the Government of India. IIM Lucknow offers post-graduate diploma, fellowship and executive programs in management. It is recognised as an "Institution of Excellence" by India's Ministry of Human Resource Development. IIM Lucknow also serves as the mentor institution for the newly established IIM Jammu, IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur. It also served as a mentor institute to IIM Sirmaur till 2018.The institute is on a 200-acre site in the northern outskirts of Lucknow. It also has a second campus on a 20-acre site at Noida exclusively for one year full-time MBA program (IPMX), Two-year PGP for working executive and executive education. The admission for the two-year PGP and fellowship programmes is done through Common Admission Test (CAT), while GMAT score is used for International Programme in Management for Executives, a one-year full-time residential programme equivalent to an MBA program, while admission to the Two-year PGP for working executive program is done based on GMAT score or a competitive written examination conducted by IIM Lucknow. The shortlisted candidates based on GMAT or the written examination go through the Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview (WAT & PI) to get final selection. The programs are accredited by the global accreditation body AMBA and AACSB. The institute has tie-ups with 24 leading B-schools across the world for student exchange. A number of b-competitions, cultural and sports events are organised by various clubs, academic interest groups and committees throughout the year.
that which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses
that which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist
a table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume
a prologue indicating what follows
the second digit, that next pollex, in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger
the figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent
to provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents
Etymology: [L.: cf. F. index. See Indicate, Diction.]
An index is a list of words or phrases and associated pointers to where useful material relating to that heading can be found in a document. In a traditional back-of-the-book index the headings will include names of people, places and events, and concepts selected by a person as being relevant and of interest to a possible reader of the book. The pointers are typically page numbers, paragraph numbers or section numbers. In a library catalog the words are authors, titles, subject headings, etc., and the pointers are call numbers. Internet search engines, such as Google, and full text searching help provide access to information but are not as selective as an index, as they provide non-relevant links, and may miss relevant information if it is not phrased in exactly the way they expect.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in′deks, n. anything that indicates or points out: a hand that directs to anything, as the hour of the day, &c.: the forefinger: alphabetical list of subjects treated of in a book: (math.) the exponent of a power:—pl. Indexes (in′deks-ez), and in math., Indices (in′di-sēz).—v.t. to provide with or place in an index.—ns. In′dex-dig′it, In′dex-fing′er, the forefinger, or in other animals that digit representing the human index.—adjs. Index′ical; In′dexless, without an index.—Index Expurgatorius, in the R.C. Church, an authoritative list of books only to be read in expurgated editions; Index Librorum Expurgandorum, or Index Librorum Prohibitorum, an official list of books which the faithful are absolutely forbidden to read at all under pain of instant excommunication; Index rerum, an index of subjects; Index verborum, an index of words. [L. index, indicis—indicāre, to show.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The flat bar which carries the nonius scale and index-glass of a quadrant, octant, quintant, or sextant.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'index' in Nouns Frequency: #892
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The numerical value of index in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of index in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of index in a Sentence
Today’s SP Case Shiller Index spotlights a hot summer’s housing market, where buyers prepared with cash for down payments and low interest rate loans placed competing bids for an evaporating supply of homes available for sale and drove prices higher.
Investors tend to view indexed ETFs as purely assets they can buy and ignore, and these changes are a reminder that investors need to regularly look inside their ETFs because the stocks and country weightings can change as the index providers refresh those indices.
An advisory firm which pulled client assets from the Pimco Total Return Fund after Bill Gross left and parked the money in a bond index fund allocated part of the proceeds last month to the DoubleLine Core Fixed Income Fund, so I guess you could call it a delayed 'Newport Beach effect'.
I think what we can do . . . is maybe come up with an index for parents to prepare their children for surgery, to get them acquainted with the issues.
When the scientists stimulate my nerves I could feel the vibration and the sense of touch in my phantom index finger, the touching sensations is quite close to when you feel it with your normal finger; you can feel the coarseness of the plates, and the different gaps and ribs.
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- índexCatalan, Valencian
- rejstřík, index, indexovatCzech
- ddangoseg, nangoseg, dangoseg, fynegai, mynegaiWelsh
- indeks, indholdsfortegnelse, indeksereDanish
- Index, Verzeichnis, indizierenGerman
- κατάλογος, ένδειξη, δείκτης, εκθέτης, ευρετήριο, πίνακας, συντελεστής, καταλογογραφώGreek
- indekso, indeksiEsperanto
- índice, indexarSpanish
- نمایه, فهرست, شاخص, نمودارPersian
- merkki, indeksi, hakemisto, indeksoidaFinnish
- indice, index, indexerFrench
- clàr-amaisScottish Gaelic
- névmutató, indexHungarian
- veldisvísir, vísitala, atriðaskrá, röðunarskráIcelandic
- indice, indicizzareItalian
- 索引, 指数, 指標, インデックス, 表題, 総目録Japanese
- საძიებელი, ინდექსი, ხარისხის მაჩვენებელიGeorgian
- 索引, 색인Korean
- tātai pukapukaMāori
- register, inhoud, index, indexerenDutch
- indeks, innholdsfortegnelse, innhold, stikkordregister, indexNorwegian
- spis, indeks, indeksowaćPolish
- índice, indexarPortuguese
- index, a crestaRomanian
- указатель, индекс, показатель, знак, коэффициент, показатель степени, индексироватьRussian
- казало, kazalo, pokazatelj, показатељ, индекс, indeksSerbo-Croatian
- indeks, kazalec, kazaloSlovene
- index, förteckningSwedish
- విషయ సూచిక, సూచికTelugu
- indeks, dizinTurkish
- chỉ số, chỉ mụcVietnamese
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