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index British & World English

(In a book or set of books) an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned

index English Thesaurus

the book has a very complete index

de-index British & World English

End the indexation to inflation of (pensions or other benefits)

FT index British & World English

Another term for FTSE index.

card index British & World English

A catalogue 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

cross index British & World English

A note or cross reference in a book or list which refers the reader to other material

FTSE index British & World English

A figure 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

heat index British & World English

A quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air

index card British & World English

A small card on which information is recorded, typically stored alphabetically with others in a card index

index case British & World English

The first identified case in a group of related cases of a particular communicable or heritable disease

thumb index British & World English

A set of lettered grooves cut down the side of a book, especially a diary, address book, or dictionary, for easy reference

FTSE index New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

list of share prices on the London Stock Exchange

cranial index British & World English

Another term for cephalic index.

index finger British & World English

The finger next to the thumb; the forefinger

index fossil British & World English

A fossil that is useful for dating and correlating the strata in which it is found

index futures British & World English

Contracts to buy a range of shares at an agreed price but delivered and paid for later

index-linked British & World English

Adjusted according to the value of a retail price index

misery index British & World English

An informal measure of the state of an economy generated by adding together its rate of inflation and its rate of unemployment

Nikkei index British & World English

A figure indicating the relative price of representative shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Also called Nikkei average

Nikkei index New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

list of share prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

cephalic index British & World English

A number expressing the ratio of the maximum breadth of a skull to its maximum length

glycaemic index British & World English

A figure representing the relative ability of a carbohydrate food to increase the level of glucose in the blood

ponderal index British & World English

An index of weight in relation to height or length

spectral index British & World English

An exponential factor relating the flux density of a radio source to its frequency

cost-of-living index British & World English

Another term for retail price index.

refractive index British & World English

The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium

body mass index British & World English

An approximate measure of whether someone is over- or underweight, calculated by dividing their weight in kilograms by the square of their height in metres

Dow Jones index British & World English

An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks

Hang Seng index British & World English

A figure indicating the relative price of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

retail price index British & World English

(In the UK) an index of the variation in the prices of retail goods and other items

Dow Jones index New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

list of share prices on the New York Stock Exchange

Hang Seng index New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

list of share prices on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

All Ordinaries index British & World English

(On the Australian stock exchanges) an index based on the weighted average of selected ordinary share prices

consumer price index British & World English

(In the US) an index of the variation in prices for retail goods and other items

Financial Times index British & World English

Another term for FTSE index.

stock index futures British & World English

Contracts to buy a range of shares at an agreed price but delivered and paid for later

Index Librorum Prohibitorum British & World English

An official list of books which Roman Catholics were forbidden to read or which were to be read only in expurgated editions, as contrary to Catholic faith or morals. The first Index was issued in 1557; it was revised at intervals until abolished in 1966

temperature–humidity index British & World English

A quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air

Index Librorum Prohibitorum New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

list of books formerly banned as contrary to Roman Catholic faith or morals


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