Definitions of index

  1. To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents.
  2. To provide with an alphabetical table of references.
  3. To provide with or place in an index.
  4. To provide with an index; enter in an index.
  5. list in an index
  6. adjust through indexation; " The government indexes wages and prices"
  7. provide with an index, as of a book
  8. To provide with or form a table of references to, as to a book.
  9. an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
  10. a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  11. provide with an index; " index the book"
  12. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
  13. That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
  14. A prologue indicating what follows.
  15. The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent.
  16. The ratio, or formula expressing the ratio, of one dimension of a thing to another dimension; as, the vertical index of the cranium.
  17. A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; - usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume.
  18. That which points out or indicates; an alphabetical table of the contents of a book; the figure or letter which shows the number of times a quantity is to be multiplied together, as 34 means 3 x 3 x 3 x 3.
  19. Anything that indicates or points out: a hand that directs to anything, as the hour of the day, etc.: the forefinger: alphabetical list of subjects treated of in a book: ( math.) the exponent of a power.
  20. An indicator, pointer, etc.
  21. An alphabetic list of matter, as in a book.
  22. That which points out; a table of references; in alg., the indicator of the power of a quantity.
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