Adjective "index" definition and examples

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Pronunciation

/ˈɪndɛks/

Definitions and examples

noun

(in a book or set of books) an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned.
  1. 'The book includes a word index and a name and subject index.'
  2. 'It contains 648 pages of text, spread over 39 chapters and an epilogue, as well as a subject and a name index, each of which takes up 26 pages.'
  3. 'Separate name and subject indexes provide an efficient tool to guide selective reading.'
  4. 'First, the index lists all common names, and all genera, but the species within genera are not listed under each genus.'
  5. 'Nearly an hour passed as I sat lost in the pages of the index of that book.'
  6. 'The two-page index includes only the names of persons.'
  7. 'Short serviceable indexes of names, places, and selected subjects complete them.'
  8. 'Endnotes, bibliography, and an index of names and subjects facilitate scholarly use and quick reference.'
  9. 'The volume concludes with a 200-page name index for on- and off-screen personnel.'
  10. 'For one, the book contains a definitive bibliography and indices on the subject.'
  11. 'My learned friend has drawn attention to the documents, the indices that were prepared and there was some correspondence about it.'
  12. 'A helpful index leads researchers to documents relating to their favorite subjects.'
  13. 'Could this mean that the differing titles were all the result of a long-dead library clerk having incorrectly entered the book's title details on an index card?'
  14. 'The paleontological reprint collection is catalogued on index cards and is not yet available in computer format.'
  15. 'Disk number one contains the index for the entire collection, including small pictures of every catalogue page.'
  16. 'Some libraries have created indexes to these works.'
  17. 'Every title deed should be documented as per this index only.'
  18. 'Libraries that use card indices may seem archaic, but they are actually very modern.'
  19. 'I've used backup products with on-line indexes but no way to rebuild them from tape.'
  20. 'This is because you need to wait for search engines to update their index with the current information.'
  21. 'The method includes a tag counting system for indexing structured documents and for implementing the structure indexes within the relational database.'
A sign or measure of something.
  1. 'In spite of the widespread acceptance of withdrawal symptoms as an index of addiction, this consensual faith does not appear to be justified.'
  2. 'The arm circumference of each child was measured as an index of nutritional status.'
  3. 'For the vast majority of us, a handicap is an index of inadequacy - a measure of the distance by which we fall short.'
  4. 'The drop in organised sector employment and the growing casualisation of labour is then an index of a general failure of policy since the 1990s - not cause but consequence.'
  5. 'The state of the love life in this sign is the index of overall happiness.'
  6. 'It is an index of censorship's staying power that Joyce can be affirmed and celebrated as a great artist in a context where his enlightened and - yes - liberal views are traduced.'
  7. 'I show that it is best explicable as an index of old-fashioned attitudes and that its correlation with racism simply shows that it is now old-fashioned to avow openly racist attitudes.'
  8. 'For economic and monetary policy formulation, the price index represents a central indicator.'
  9. 'And this spring, the core price indexes, which exclude food and fuel, have posted modest increases.'
  10. 'So this may indicate that those punters betting on shares prices, indices, commodity prices and the like actually do worse than the more traditional sports betting activities.'
  11. 'There was no price change and the index remained unchanged at 385.95.'
  12. 'The entire share prices of the listed and quoted companies remained unchanged leading the share index to remain constant.'
  13. 'Financial spread betting gives retail investors an opportunity to bet on individual shares, stock indices or currencies.'
  14. 'Within the index increases were recorded in dwelling approvals, the share price index, and the money supply.'
  15. 'We excluded food items from the price indexes when the average household food expenditure share was not available.'
  16. 'Despite the fact there are house price and share indices aplenty, comparing the long-term performance of these two assets is not easy.'
  17. 'The share index rose from 894.85 points recorded the previous week, representing a rise of 3.76 per cent.'
  18. 'the oral hygiene index was calculated as the sum of the debris and calculus indices'
  19. 'Clinical assessments of the venous ulcers, based on the criteria of the severity scale, were performed and each ulcer was assigned a severity index score.'
  20. 'By design, the composite deprivation index increases across tenths with the largest increase between tenths 9 and 10.'
  21. 'In this experiment, both sperm index evaluation and mating tests were performed on males from each of 146 different genotypes.'
  22. 'Likewise, pain management index scores were not associated with satisfaction in the bivariate correlation analysis.'
  23. 'The emotional response index ranges from 0.0 to 1.0.'
  24. 'Current care provision is inadequate, at least according to dementia care index standards, and urgent action is required.'
  25. 'For all patients, we found no difference in respect of patient enablement index scores.'
  26. 'Although there was a great deal of scatter, the conservation index scores decreased with increasing distance from the closest exon.'
  27. 'For instance, higher GI index foods such as a baked potato or a serving of rice with your main meal.'
  28. 'Efficacy, judged by a standard disease activity index, did not fall off.'
An exponent or other superscript or subscript number appended to a quantity.
  1. 'The paper investigated sets of indices of partial recursive functions and of recursively enumerable sets.'
  2. 'Step 3: Find the cobasic variable in the equation chosen in step 2 that has the smallest index and a positive coefficient.'
A pointer on an instrument, showing a quantity, a position on a scale, etc.

    verb

    Record (names, subjects, etc.) in an index.
    1. 'Each section is indexed with subject listings so the reader can follow up his summaries and selective quotations in the full bibliography of over 1600 items.'
    2. 'Instead of static, talking-head interviews, all are skillfully supplemented with stills and clips, and are indexed by subject.'
    3. 'While hundreds of ringtones and graphics are a nice thing to have, none of these are named or indexed in any way that I could find.'
    4. 'One-panel cartoons are also indexed by subject.'
    5. 'I learn that St. Paul's marriage records, wonderfully indexed, are housed in the Ramsey County courthouse, just down the hill from the Minnesota History Center.'
    6. 'The candidate-advertisers were indexed by name, state and office sought.'
    7. 'Alternate names are indexed within the alphabetical listing with references to the proper heading.'
    8. 'Neither subject was indexed nor readily apparent in the table of contents.'
    9. 'she offered help in indexing my text book on bookselling'
    10. 'The book begins with a historical perspective on the National Medical Library, followed by a detailed explanation of the way the library indexes journal articles.'
    11. 'Because I so copiously mark and index a book, I usually have no need of a bookmark - I simply flip through to find where the marking and indexing stop!'
    12. 'It's indexed into four chapters, and optional English subtitles are provided.'
    13. 'The documentary runs 33 minutes, and is indexed into five chapters.'
    14. 'I fail to see what the harm is in indexing a book and helping people find it.'
    15. 'So there may be problems associated with the way it indexes saves in some cases.'
    16. 'The researchers sought to highlight the importance of indexing in health education and provide information on where journals were indexed.'
    Link the value of (prices, wages, or other payments) automatically to the value of a price index.
    1. 'Petrol, cigarette, and alcohol prices are indexed to inflation every year - it takes immediate effect.'
    2. 'Under the current system, initial Social Security benefits are indexed to average wage gains across the economy.'
    3. 'The municipal workers are demanding that serious negotiations take place and that their wages be fully indexed to the rate of inflation.'
    4. 'So instead of the Government being fair and deciding that it would index income tax rates as well as all those user charges, it has tried to pretend that it does not need to.'
    5. 'If the minimum wage were indexed for inflation, it would be around $8.50 today.'
    6. 'Florida's new minimum wage is indexed to inflation, so the state will readjust the minimum every fall.'
    7. 'The list covered staff news letters, invoice printouts, diary management, home to work communications links and of course staff wages cross indexed with PAYE and tax codes.'
    8. 'Yet the Labour government refused to index link pensions to average earnings.'
    9. 'The change will not affect the payment of benefits, which will continue to be indexed to the retail price index.'
    10. 'It's also the third, following Washington and Oregon, to index its minimum wage to inflation.'
    (of a machine or part of one) move from one predetermined position to another in order to carry out a sequence of operations.
    1. 'Newly developed software allows the gage to check parts during indexing without affecting machine layout or cycle time.'
    2. 'When a pass is complete, the barrel is rotated or indexed to the position of the next groove.'

    More definitions

    1. (in a nonfiction book, monograph, etc.) a more or less detailed alphabetical listing of names, places, and topics along with the numbers of the pages on which they are mentioned or discussed, usually included in or constituting the back matter.

    2. a sequential arrangement of material, especially in alphabetical or numerical order.

    3. something used or serving to point out; a sign, token, or indication: a true index of his cha

    More examples(as adjective)

    "authors can be index into nets."

    "options can be index."

    "gains can be index."

    "funds can be index."

    "wobbles can be index."

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    Origin

    Late Middle English: from Latin index, indic- ‘forefinger, informer, sign’, from in- ‘towards’ + a second element related to dicere ‘say’ or dicare ‘make known’; compare with indicate. The original sense ‘index finger’ (with which one points), came to mean ‘pointer’ (late 16th century), and figuratively something that serves to point to a fact or conclusion; hence a list of topics in a book (‘pointing’ to their location).