index

Definitions:

  • Something that serves to guide, point out, or otherwise facilitate reference, especially.
  • An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned.
  • A thumb index.
  • A table, file, or catalog.
  • A list of keywords associated with a record or document, used especially as an aid in searching for information.
  • Something that reveals or indicates; a sign.
  • A character (☞) used in printing to call attention to a particular paragraph or section.
  • An indicator or pointer, as on a scientific instrument.
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  • A number or symbol, often written as a subscript or superscript to a mathematical expression, that indicates an operation to be performed, an ordering relation, or a use of the associated expression.
  • A number derived from a formula, used to characterize a set of data.
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  • A statistical value that represents the price or value of an aggregate of goods, services, wages, or other measurable quantities in comparison with a reference number for a previous period of time.
  • A number that represents the change in price or value of stocks or other securities in a particular market, sector, or asset class.
  • The stocks or other securities represented by an index.
  • A list formerly published by Church authority, restricting or forbidding the reading of certain books.
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  • To furnish with an index.
  • To enter in an index.
  • To indicate or signal.
  • To adjust through indexation.
  • To point out, as an index; indicate.
  • To make an index to, or place in an index: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="index">index</internalXref> a book, or the contents of a book.
  • That which points out; anything that shows, indicates, or manifests.
  • In <em>logic</em>, a sign which signifies its object by virtue of being really connected with it.
  • Something intended to point out, guide, or direct, as the hand of a clock or a steam-gage, the style of a sun-dial, an arm of a guide-post, or the figure of a hand .
  • A detailed alphabetic (or, rarely, classified) list or table of the topics, names of persons, places, etc., treated or mentioned in a book or a series of books, pointing out their exact positions in the volume.
  • Prelude; prologue.
  • In <em>anatomy</em>, the forefinger or pointing finger.
  • In <em>ornithology</em>, the principal or middle digit of the wing of a bird: so called by those who hold that it is homologous with the forefinger of a mammal; by those who hold that the middle digit of the wing is the middle digit of a mammal, the pollex or thumb of a bird's wing is called the <em>index.</em>
  • In <em>mathematics</em>, the figure or letter which shows to what power a quantity is involved; the exponent.
  • In <em>crystallography</em>, in the notation of Whewell and Miller, one of three whole numbers which define the position of a face of a crystal: in the notation of Bravais, four numbers constitute the indices of a face of a hexagonal crystal.
  • In <em>musical notation</em>, a direct.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] Same as <internalXref urlencoded="Index%20Expurgatorius">Index Expurgatorius</internalXref>.
  • See <internalXref urlencoded="craniometry">craniometry</internalXref>.
  • In instruments having graduated circles for angular measurement, the pointer or mark on the movable arm which is so placed as to move in close proximity to the graduated circle and thus to indicate the angle passed over between any two given positions of the arm; also, the arm or revolving member pivoted at the center of the graduated circle, which carries the index-mark or pointer.
  • The numerical value of a measured object or process, or of a counted phenomenon, expressed in percentage of another measured object, or process, or counted phenomenon: applied particularly in measurements of organisms for expressing the ratio between the sizes of two organs. See <internalXref urlencoded="craniometry">craniometry</internalXref>.
  • In <em>forestry</em>, the highest average actually found upon a given locality.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="palatomaxillary">palatomaxillary</internalXref> or <em>palatoalveolar</em> <internalXref urlencoded="index.%20Turner">index. Turner</internalXref>.
  • To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index.
  • To adjust (wages, prices, taxes, etc.) automatically so as to compensate for changes in prices, usually as measured by the <er>consumer price index</er> 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.
  • 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 or other form of pointer on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument.
  • 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.
  • A prologue indicating what follows.
  • The second finger, that next to the pollex (thumb), in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; <altname>index finger</altname>.
  • The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent.
  • The ratio, or formula expressing the ratio, of one dimension of a thing to another dimension.
  • A number providing a measure of some quantity derived by a formula, usually a form of averaging, from multiple quantities; -- used mostly in economics. See, for example, the <er>consumer price index</er>.
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