Definition of index in English:
noun (plural indexes or especially in technical use indices ˈɪndɪsiːz)
- Endnotes, bibliography, and an index of names and subjects facilitate scholarly use and quick reference.
- 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.
- Helpful appendices, extensive references, and subject and name indices conclude the volume.
- Examples of finding aids include collection indexes, inventories, registers and guides.
- Some libraries have created indexes to these works.
- All library items are listed through a main author, title, and subject index.
- The method includes a tag counting system for indexing structured documents and for implementing the structure indexes within the relational database.
- Each search engine has their own set of rules, algorithms, regulations, etc., that they apply to web sites that become part of their indices or databases.
- This is because you need to wait for search engines to update their index with the current information.
- Another approach is to evaluate patients when their symptoms and signs raise the index of suspicion of depression.
- The state of the love life in this sign is the index of overall happiness.
- The arm circumference of each child was measured as an index of nutritional status.
- Despite the fact there are house price and share indices aplenty, comparing the long-term performance of these two assets is not easy.
- For economic and monetary policy formulation, the price index represents a central indicator.
- Price indexes necessarily average out the extremes; they are unable to signal the more subtle price movements and they leave out relevant items such as asset prices.
- Current care provision is inadequate, at least according to dementia care index standards, and urgent action is required.
- Although mental development index scores decreased over time for both groups of infants, children prenatally exposed to cocaine had scores that decreased faster.
- ‘Diversity index scores are just a starting place for looking at diversity,’ Parker emphasizes.
- The thesis contains a proof of the fact that for any closed manifold the sum of the indices of a generic vector field is a topological invariant, namely the Euler characteristic.
- If we look at the indices of the Fibonacci numbers, we can directly predict which Fibonacci number will be the square of the hypotenuse.
- Step 3: Find the cobasic variable in the equation chosen in step 2 that has the smallest index and a positive coefficient.
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- Alternate names are indexed within the alphabetical listing with references to the proper heading.
- Taxonomic names are completely indexed, so that genus and species are given for each subspecific name.
- Neither subject was indexed nor readily apparent in the table of contents.
- I fail to see what the harm is in indexing a book and helping people find it.
- ‘We're trying to index every book there is, and make it searchable for our users,’ the spokesman added.
- 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!
- The British replacement rate is now lower than 20 per cent and steadily declining because UK basic pensions are indexed to prices rather than to average earnings.
- 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.
- It's also the third, following Washington and Oregon, to index its minimum wage to inflation.
- Newly developed software allows the gage to check parts during indexing without affecting machine layout or cycle time.
- When a pass is complete, the barrel is rotated or indexed to the position of the next groove.
- Disciplined training can achieve a state in which the subconscious mind takes care of gun indexing and trigger control and the conscious mind is just along for the ride.
- Example sentences
- I could copy the cache automatically to an indexable disk every evening.
- He said, ‘Search engines can scan approximately three million servers and 800 million indexable Web pages.’
- Many other strange things happen to these files when converted to an indexable format.
- Example sentences
- Long-term capital gains arising from transfer of equity shares are taxed at 20 per cent if indexation benefit is availed of and at 10 per cent without benefit of indexation.
- And while the Prime Minister says this is record funding, an increase of 25 per cent, according to the Opposition it's mainly just indexation.
- This will facilitate full indexation of tax bands, possible tax cuts and increased spending in politically sensitive areas.
- Example sentences
- He and his wife Susan, a proof-reader and indexer, have no children.
- We also decided to allow our indexers to override the system.
- They are very complex and require that indexers and classifiers have extensive training.
- indexible adjective
- Example sentences
- Shear blades are indexible for economical cutting.
- These advancements in indexible knife technology and knife-ring design maximize fiber utilization, flake quality, and operating efficiencies.
- This study covers the world outlook for precision ground carbide indexible and throwaway inserts for machine tools and metalworking machinery across more than 200 countries.
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).
In Latin index meant ‘forefinger, informer, sign’, Its second part is related to dicare ‘to make known’, also the source of indicate (early 17th century) and related words. The earliest uses in English refer to the finger that we would now usually call the index finger. Because this finger is used for pointing, index came to mean ‘a pointer’, either a physical one or some piece of knowledge that points to a fact or conclusion. And because a list of topics in a book points to their location in the text, publishers and scholars gave such a list the name index in the late 16th century.
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