(In a book or set of books) an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned
the book has a very complete index
End the indexation to inflation of (pensions or other benefits)
Another term for FTSE index.
(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 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.
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
A note or cross reference in a book or list which refers the reader to other material
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
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
A set of lettered grooves cut down the side of a book, especially a diary, address book, or dictionary, for easy reference
Medicine the ratio of the quantity of haemoglobin to the number of red blood cells present in a blood sample (now rare).
The fraction (usually expressed as a percentage) of the cells in a tissue, culture, etc., that are undergoing mitosis at any given time.
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.
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
A figure indicating the relative price of representative shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Also called Nikkei average
= palatal index.
An assessment of an audience's reaction to a programme.
A number expressing the ratio of the maximum breadth of a skull to its maximum length
A figure representing the relative ability of a carbohydrate food to increase the level of glucose in the blood
An index of weight in relation to height or length
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.
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.
Another term for retail price index.
The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium
= palatal index.
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
An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks
A figure indicating the relative price of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange