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in·dex

 (ĭn′dĕks′)
n. pl. in·dex·es or in·di·ces (-dĭ-sēz′)
1. Something that serves to guide, point out, or otherwise facilitate reference, especially:
a. An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned.
b. A thumb index.
c. A table, file, or catalog.
d. Computers A list of keywords associated with a record or document, used especially as an aid in searching for information.
2. Something that reveals or indicates; a sign: "Her face ... was a fair index to her disposition" (Samuel Butler).
3. A character (☞) used in printing to call attention to a particular paragraph or section. Also called hand.
4. An indicator or pointer, as on a scientific instrument.
5.
a. Mathematics 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.
b. A number derived from a formula, used to characterize a set of data.
6.
a. 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.
b. A number that represents the change in price or value of stocks or other securities in a particular market, sector, or asset class.
c. The stocks or other securities represented by an index.
7. Index Roman Catholic Church A list formerly published by Church authority, restricting or forbidding the reading of certain books.
tr.v. in·dexed, in·dex·ing, in·dex·es
1.
a. To furnish with an index: index a book.
b. To enter in an index.
2. To indicate or signal.
3. To adjust through indexation.

[Middle English, forefinger, from Latin; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

in′dex′er n.

index

(ˈɪndɛks)
n, pl -dexes or -dices (-dɪˌsiːz)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an alphabetical list of persons, places, subjects, etc, mentioned in the text of a printed work, usually at the back, and indicating where in the work they are referred to
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) See thumb index
3. (Library Science & Bibliography) library science a systematic list of book titles or author's names, giving cross-references and the location of each book; catalogue
4. an indication, sign, or token
5. a pointer, needle, or other indicator, as on an instrument
6. (Mathematics) maths
a. another name for exponent4
b. a number or variable placed as a superscript to the left of a radical sign indicating by its value the root to be extracted, as in 3√8 = 2
c. a subscript or superscript to the right of a variable to express a set of variables, as in using xi for x1, x2, x3, etc
7. (Statistics) a numerical scale by means of which variables, such as levels of the cost of living, can be compared with each other or with some base number
8. (Mathematics) a number or ratio indicating a specific characteristic, property, etc: refractive index.
9. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: fist a printer's mark (☛) used to indicate notes, paragraphs, etc
10. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) obsolete a table of contents or preface
vb (tr)
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to put an index in (a book)
12. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to enter (a word, item, etc) in an index
13. to point out; indicate
14. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to index-link
15. (Mechanical Engineering) to move (a machine or a workpiece held in a machine tool) so that one particular operation will be repeated at certain defined intervals
[C16: from Latin: pointer, hence forefinger, title, index, from indicāre to disclose, show; see indicate]
ˈindexer n
ˈindexless adj

in•dex

(ˈɪn dɛks)

n., pl. -dex•es, -di•ces (-dəˌsiz)

v. n.
1. (in a printed work) an alphabetical listing of names, places, and topics along with the numbers of the pages on which they are mentioned or discussed.
2. a sequential arrangement of material, esp. in alphabetical or numerical order.
3. something used or serving to point out; indication: a true index of his character.
4. a pointer or indicator, as in a scientific instrument.
5. Also called fist, fistnote. a printed sign in the shape of a hand with extended index finger, used to point out a note or paragraph.
6. a number or formula expressing a property or ratio: index of growth; index of intelligence.
7. Math.
b. the integer n in a radical n^(1/2) defining the n-th root: 7^(1/3) is a radical having index three.
c. a subscript or superscript indicating the position of an object in a series of similar objects, as the subscripts 1, 2, and 3 in the series x1, x2, x3.
8. (usu. cap.) any list of forbidden or otherwise restricted material deemed morally or politically harmful by authorities.
v.t.
9. to provide with an index.
10. to enter in an index.
11. to serve to indicate.
12. to adjust, as wages.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: informer, token, list =in- in-2 + dicāre to show]
in′dex•a•ble, adj.
in′dex•er, n.
in•dex′i•cal, adj.

index


Past participle: indexed
Gerund: indexing

Imperative
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Present
I index
you index
he/she/it indexes
we index
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Preterite
I indexed
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Present Continuous
I am indexing
you are indexing
he/she/it is indexing
we are indexing
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Present Perfect
I have indexed
you have indexed
he/she/it has indexed
we have indexed
you have indexed
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Past Continuous
I was indexing
you were indexing
he/she/it was indexing
we were indexing
you were indexing
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Past Perfect
I had indexed
you had indexed
he/she/it had indexed
we had indexed
you had indexed
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Future
I will index
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you will index
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Future Perfect
I will have indexed
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Future Continuous
I will be indexing
you will be indexing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been indexing
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we have been indexing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been indexing
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he/she/it will have been indexing
we will have been indexing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been indexing
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you had been indexing
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Conditional
I would index
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Past Conditional
I would have indexed
you would have indexed
he/she/it would have indexed
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you would have indexed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.index - a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
margin of error, margin of safety, safety margin - the margin required in order to insure safety; "in engineering the margin of safety is the strength of the material minus the anticipated stress"
graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
2.index - a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed factsindex - 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
fact - a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
BMI, body mass index - a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30
business index - a statistical compilation that provides a context for economic or financial conditions; "this business index is computed relative to the base year of 2005"
leading indicator - one of 11 indicators for different sections of the economy; used by the Department of Commerce to predict economic trends in the near future
price index, price level - an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time
short account - the aggregate of short sales on an open market
stock index, stock market index - index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks
3.index - a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
degree - the highest power of a term or variable
mathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
logarithm, log - the exponent required to produce a given number
4.index - an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
key word - a significant word used in indexing or cataloging
back matter, end matter - written matter following the main text of a book
list, listing - a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
concordance - an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts
5.index - the finger next to the thumbindex - the finger next to the thumb  
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
Verb1.index - list in an index
list - include in a list; "Am I listed in your register?"
cross-index - make an index that refers from one point to the next; "These references are cross-indexed"
2.index - provide with an index; "index the book"
publishing, publication - the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.index - adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"
shape, determine, influence, regulate, mold - shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

index

noun
1. list, listing, key, guide, register There's even a special subject index.
2. indication, guide, sign, mark, note, evidence, signal, symptom, hint, clue, token Weeds are an index to the character of the soil.

index

noun
Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else:
Translations
اُسفِهْرسفِهْرِس، مُؤشِّر، مِقْياسمُؤَشِّر
индекс
rejstříkindexindexovatexponent
indekspotensregisterwijsvinger
hakemistoindeksi
indekskazalo
jelzõszámmutatóujjnév- és tárgymutatónévmutató
atriîaskráveldisvísar
指数索引
색인지수
indeksasrodiklis
kāpinātājsrādītājs
exponentindex
kazalo
indexsakregister
ดัชนี
bảng chú giảichỉ số so sánh

index

[ˈɪndeks]
A. N
1. (indexes (pl)) (in book) → índice m
2. (indices, indexes (pl)) (= pointer) → índice m, señal m (to de) (Econ) → índice m
cost of living indexíndice m del costo de la vida
the Index (Rel) → el índice expurgatorio
see also retail E
3. (Math) (indices (pl)) → exponente m
B. VT (= put index in) [+ book] → poner índice a; (= make index headings for) [+ book] (in catalogue) → catalogar; [+ entry, item, subject] → poner en el índice
it is indexed under Smithestá clasificado bajo Smith
C. CPD index card Nficha f
index finger Ndedo m índice
index number Níndice m

index

[ˈɪndɛks]
n
[indexes] (pl) (in book)index m
[indices] [ˈɪndɪsiːz] (pl) (= indicator) → indice m
vt
(= catalogue) → répertorier
(= make index for) [+ book] → indexer
to be indexed (= entered in index) → être indexé(e)index card nfiche findex finger nindex mindex-linked [ˌɪndɛksˈlɪŋkt] (British) indexed [ˈɪndɛkst] (US) adj [pension, savings certificate] → indexé(e) (sur le coût de la vie etc)

index

n
pl <-es> (in book) → Register nt, → Index m; (of sources)Quellenverzeichnis nt; (in library) (of topics)(Schlagwort)katalog m; (of authors)(Verfasser)katalog m; (= card index)Kartei f; Index (Eccl) → Index m
pl <indices> (= pointer, = Typ)Hinweiszeichen nt, → Handzeichen nt; (on scale) → (An)zeiger m, → Zunge f; this is a good index of his characterdas zeigt deutlich seinen Charakter, das lässt deutlich auf seinen Charakter schließen; to provide a reliable index to or of the true state of affairszuverlässigen Aufschluss über den wahren Stand der Dinge geben
pl <-es or indices> (= number showing ratio)Index m, → Messzahl f, → Indexziffer f; cost-of-living indexLebenshaltungskostenindex m
pl <indices> (Math) → Index m; (= exponent)Wurzelexponent m
vt
mit einem Register or Index versehen; wordin das Register or in den Index aufnehmen; (Comput) → indexieren, indizieren; the book is clearly indexeddas Buch hat ein klares Register or einen klaren Index
to index something to inflationetw an den Index binden, etw indexieren; pensionetw dynamisieren

index

:
index finger
nZeigefinger m
index-linked
adj rate, salaries, trading, giltsindexgebunden; pensionsdynamisch
index-tracker (fund), index-tracking fund
n (Fin) → indexorientierter Fonds

Index

[ˈɪndɛks] n (Rel) the Indexl'indice dei libri proibiti

index

[ˈɪndɛks] n
a. (indexes (pl)) (in book) → indice m; (000, in library) → catalogo
b. (indices (pl)) (pointer, sign) → indicazione f, indizio (Math) → indice m, esponente m
standard index form → forma esponenziale

index

(ˈindeks) noun
1. an alphabetical list of names, subjects etc eg at the end of a book.
2. (plural indices (ˈindisiːz) ) in mathematics the figure which indicates the number of times a figure etc must be multiplied by itself etc. In 63 and 75, the figures 3 and 5 are the indices.
index finger
the finger next to the thumb. She pointed at the map with her index finger.

index

فِهْرس, مُؤَشِّر index, rejstřík indeks, register Index, Sachregister δείκτης, ευρετήριο índice hakemisto, indeksi index, indice indeks, kazalo indice 指数, 索引 색인, 지수 index innholdsfortegnelse, register spis alfabetyczny, wskaźnik numeryczny índice показатель, предметный указатель index, sakregister ดัชนี dizin bảng chú giải, chỉ số so sánh 指数, 索引

in·dex

n. índice; sumario.

index

n (pl indexes o indices) índice m; ankle-brachial —índice tobillo-brazo; body mass — (BMI) índice de masa corporal (IMC); glycemic —índice glucémico
References in classic literature ?
I refer to my Index, and turn to the surrounding neighborhood.
There was an air of aristocratic pride about Gertrude which Agatha had formerly envied, and which she still feared Trefusis might mistake for an index of dignity and refinement.
After a breakfast, which was an exact replica of the meal of the preceding day and an index of practically every meal which followed while I was with the green men of Mars, Sola escorted me to the plaza, where I found the entire community engaged in watching or helping at the harnessing of huge mastodonian animals to great three-wheeled chariots.
But how," said I, "can it have remained so long undiscovered, when there is a sure index to it if men will but take the trouble to look?
Grimaud therefore added nothing to his speech, but contented himself with pointing his index finger in the direction of the hedge, announcing by this gesture the cardinal and his escort.
I mean by a hero, a man whose character is unstained by any low or degenerate vices, or even feelings," said Julia, with a little more than her ordinary enthusiasm; "whose courage is as natural as it is daring; who is above fear, except of doing wrong; whose person is an index of his mind, and whose mind is filled with images of glory; that's what I call a hero, aunt.
Aurelia's conduct in class, at least when I am present, is something extraordinary, considered as an index of girlish innocence.
The resources of the domineering chiefs are wrung from the starving serfs, and every additional bauble with which they bedeck themselves is purchased by the sufferings of their bondsmen; so that the measure of gew-gaw refinement attained by the chiefs is only an index to the actual state in which the greater portion of the population lie grovelling.
Since Fortune has thought fit to bestow it upon me, I have only to use it properly and I shall arrive at the gold of which it is the index.
This fellow, whose occupation, when he did labor, was that of clearing lands, or chopping jobs, was of great stature, and carried in his very air the index of his character.
Mazarin was too much accustomed to mankind, not to see in the cold and almost haughty politeness of Athos, an index of hostility, which was not of the temperature of that hot-house called a court.
Kindly look her up in my index, Doctor," murmured Holmes without opening his eyes.