Associations to the word «Index»


INDEX, noun. An alphabetical listing of items and their location.
INDEX, noun. The index finger; the forefinger.
INDEX, noun. A movable finger on a gauge, scale, etc.
INDEX, noun. (printing) A symbol resembling a pointing hand, used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph.
INDEX, noun. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
INDEX, noun. A sign; an indication; a token.
INDEX, noun. (linguistics) A type of noun where the meaning of the form changes with respect to the context. E.g., 'Today's newspaper' is an indexical form since its referent will differ depending on the context. See also icon and symbol.
INDEX, noun. (economics) A single number calculated from an array of prices or of quantities.
INDEX, noun. (science) A number representing a property or ratio, a coefficient.
INDEX, noun. (mathematics) A raised suffix indicating a power.
INDEX, noun. (programming) (computing) An integer or other key indicating the location of data e.g. within an array, vector, database table, associative array, or hash table.
INDEX, noun. (computing) (databases) A data structure that improves the performance of operations on a table.
INDEX, noun. (obsolete) A prologue indicating what follows.
INDEX, verb. (transitive) To arrange an index for something, especially a long text.
INDEX, verb. To inventory, to take stock.
INDEX, proper noun. A town in Washington
INDEX, proper noun. An unincorporated community in West Virginia
INDEX CARD, noun. A piece of heavy paper stock used to record information to be stored in an index.
INDEX CARDS, noun. Plural of index card
INDEX FINGER, noun. The forefinger
INDEX FINGERS, noun. Plural of index finger
INDEX FOSSIL, noun. Any ancient remains of a plant or animal that lived during a specific geological period and that can be used to date the containing rocks.
INDEX FOSSILS, noun. Plural of index fossil
INDEX RERUM, noun. A tabulated and alphabetized notebook, for systematic preservation of items, quotations, etc.
INDEX RERUM, noun. An index of subjects; used when a work contains multiple indices, such as one for personal names (index nominum), places (index locorum), or words (index verborum)
INDEX TERM, noun. (information science) A term that captures the essence of the topic of a document, used as keyword to retrieve documents in an information system, for instance a catalog or a search engine.
INDEX VERBORUM, noun. An index of words.

Dictionary definition

INDEX, noun. A numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number.
INDEX, noun. 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.
INDEX, noun. A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
INDEX, noun. An alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed.
INDEX, noun. The finger next to the thumb.
INDEX, verb. List in an index.
INDEX, verb. Provide with an index; "index the book".
INDEX, verb. Adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices".

Wise words

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.