An alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc., with references to the places where they occur, typically found at the end of a book
the library's subject index
End the indexation to inflation of (pensions or other benefits)
Another term for FTSE index.
A catalog or similar collection of information in which each item is entered on a separate card, and the cards are arranged in a particular order, typically alphabetical
A note or cross reference in a book or list that refers the reader to other material
A figure (published by the Financial Times) indicating the relative prices of shares on the London Stock Exchange, especially also FTSE 100 index one calculated on the basis of Britain’s one hundred largest public companies
A quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air
A small card on which information is recorded, typically stored alphabetically with others in a card index
The first identified case in a group of related cases of a particular communicable or heritable disease
(In folklore) an external object whose condition is held to reflect the state or condition of a person, especially as regards health or safety.
An index of standard motifs, especially those found in folk tales.
Physical Anthropol. An indicator of nose size and shape obtained by multiplying the ratio of nose breadth to height by 100.
= misery index. rare.
An index number showing variations in the prices of a certain group of goods over time.
A set of lettered or marked grooves cut down the side of a book, especially a diary or dictionary, for easy reference
A list of the words used by a given author, or occurring in a given work (or corpus), usually with references to the passages in which they occur but without quotations.
Medicine the ratio of the quantity of haemoglobin to the number of red blood cells present in a blood sample (now rare).
Another term for cephalic index.
The finger next to the thumb; the forefinger
A fossil that is useful for dating and correlating the strata in which it is found
Contracts to buy a range of shares at an agreed price but delivered and paid for later
Adjusted according to the value of a retail price index
A number showing the variation in a price or value compared with the price or value at a specified earlier time (often represented by the number 100)
An informal measure of the state of an economy generated by adding together its rate of inflation and its rate of unemployment
The fraction (usually expressed as a percentage) of the cells in a tissue, culture, etc., that are undergoing mitosis at any given time.
A figure indicating the relative price of representative shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Also called Nikkei average
An indicator of the size and shape of the orbit, obtained by multiplying the ratio of its width to its height by 100.
A measure of the shape of the hard palate, consisting of the ratio of its breadth to its length; compare slightly earlier palatine index; compare also uranic index.
= pollen count.
A number expressing the ratio of the maximum breadth of a skull to its maximum length
A system that ranks foods on a scale from 1 to 100 based on their effect on blood-sugar levels
= palatal index.
An index of weight in relation to height or length
An assessment of an audience's reaction to a programme.
An exponential factor relating the flux density of a radio source to its frequency
Any of various economic indexes comparing the cost of a Big Mac hamburger in different countries.
Former term for consumer price index.
Meteorology an index for measuring the discomfort felt in warm weather as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air.
A coefficient representing the degree of modulation of a carrier wave; specifically the ratio of the difference between the maximum and minimum frequencies of a frequency-modulated carrier, to the frequency of the modulating signal.
Any of various measures of phagocytic activity.
An index for measuring the developmental age of a shoot, based on the number of leaves that are not less than some stated length, plus a fractional adjustment so calculated that the value of the index changes smoothly as the shoot grows.
A numerical indication of the extent to which a femur is platymeric, obtained by multiplying the ratio of its anteroposterior and transverse diameters by 100.
A parameter n in the exponent of the equation relating pressure to density for a polytrope.
= refractive index.
The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium
A weight-to-height ratio, calculated by dividing one’s weight in kilograms by the square of one’s height in meters and used as an indicator of obesity and underweight
A figure indicating the relative price of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
= palatal index.
(In the UK) an index of the variation in the prices of retail goods and other items