misery index

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misery index

n.
The sum of national unemployment and inflation rates, used unofficially to assess a nation's economic health.
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The study defined heat index as a human discomfort index that measures the temperature that the human body perceives or feels.
The heat index, or the human discomfort index, is the actual temperature felt by a body when humidity is factored in with air temperature.
Heat index is a human discomfort index that gives the apparent temperature, or what humans perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their body," PAGASA said.
According to Met office sources, the discomfort index has reached 64.
A mix of mercury and moisture forced the discomfort index to rise to a dreary 70 degrees Celsius, much higher above the comfort level.
The Heat and Discomfort Index takes into account temperature and humidity.