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index number

n.
A number indicating change in magnitude, as of price, wage, employment, or production shifts, relative to the magnitude at a specified point usually taken as 100.

index number

n
(Statistics) statistics a statistic indicating the relative change occurring in each successive period of time in the price, volume, or value of a commodity or in a general economic variable, such as the price level, national income, or gross output, with reference to a previous base period conventionally given the number 100
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Noun1.index number - a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed factsindex number - 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
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Taxpayers must record their 14-digit Property Index Number (PIN) on the face of each payment check.
The general index number for the cost of living for last August was (130,7) points compared to (130,2) for July 2014, reflecting an increase in the index for August by (0.
ISCE: if your index number is A2567546 then type - ICSE A2567546
A low ankle-brachial index number can indicate narrowing or blockage of the arteries in your legs, leading to circulatory problems, heart disease or stroke.
The stochastic approach to index numbers has recently attracted renewed attention of researchers as it provides the standard error of index number (and its growth).
The survey found growth picked up last month from an index number of 51.
A low index number (between 1-20) indicates that it is cheaper to buy a home compared with taking it on rent.
A low index number (between 1 and 20) indicates that it is cheaper to buy a home compared with taking it on rent.
The charity's third annual Youth Index sees the index number at its lowest point since the study was launched, with the most significant decline around young people's emotional health.
On a month-to-month basis, the November index number was up 3.
An index number greater than 50 indicates that the number of builders who view conditions as getting stronger outnumber those who view conditions as becoming weaker.
Greenlees is a research economist in the Division of Price and Index Number Research at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.