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Definition of Index

Index
Index In"dex, n.; pl. E. Indexes, L. Indices(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See Indicate, Diction.] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses. Tastes are the indexes of the different qualities of plants. --Arbuthnot. 2. 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 [[hand]] used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
Index
Index In"dex, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indexed; p. pr. & vb. n. Indexing.] To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents.
Index
Index In"dex, n. The ratio, or formula expressing the ratio, of one dimension of a thing to another dimension; as, the vertical index of the cranium.

Meaning of Index from wikipedia

- Index may refer to: Index (A Certain Magical Index), a character in the light novel series A Certain Magical Index The Index, an item on a halo megastructure...
- The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education (Literacy Rate, Gross Enrollment Ratio at different levels...
- The Democracy Index is an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a UK-based company. It intends to measure the state of democracy in...
- In optics, the refractive index (also known as refraction index or index of refraction) of a material is a dimensionless number that describes how fast...
- The ultraviolet index, or UV Index, is an international standard measurement of the strength of sunburn-producing ultraviolet (UV) radiation at a particular...
- The S&P 500, or simply the S&P, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United...
- The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar...
- per-capita income into the Human Development Index (HDI) in its annual Human Development Report. The HDI is a summary index using life expectancy at birth, expected...
- The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is an index published annually by Transparency International since 1995 which ranks countries "by their perceived...
- The Index of Economic Freedom is an annual index and ranking created in 1995 by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal to measure the degree...
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