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n. pl. sub·in·di·ces (-dĭ-sēz′)
1. Mathematics A subscript.
2. pl. sub·in·dic·es or sub·in·dex·es An index of measurement based on relatively few variables, especially a trade index based on the performance of a particular group or type of stocks.


n, pl -dices (-dɪˌsiːz) or -dexes
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another word for subscript2
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) US an index to a subcategory


(sʌbˈɪn dɛks)

n., pl. -dex•es, -di•ces (-dəˌsiz)
1. an index to a part of a larger category.
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One sub-index measuring current business rose to 114.
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All the indicators included in the access sub-index showed improvement from 2012 to 2013.
The survey's sub-index of consumer expectations, which measures future sentiment, rose to 75.
The sub-index on consumers' savings outlook dropped 9.
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The banking and energy sub-indices declined, which pushed the market gauge into the negative territory, but the telecommunication sub-index which has the highest weightage rose 0.
2 in September, while the manufacturing sub-index jumped to 107, up from 99.
The data "indicate the non-manufacturing sector is improving, with the new orders sub-index consistently staying above 50, setting a good foundation in terms of demand for a stable growth," said Cai Jin, a vice-head of the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, which compiles the index on behalf of the NBS.
The Global Innovation Index 2013 (GII) relies on two sub-indices, the Innovation Input Sub-Index and the Innovation Output Sub-Index, each built around pillars.
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