the automatic adjustment of wages, taxes, pension benefits, interest rates, etc., according to changes in the cost of living or another economic indicator, especially to compensate for inflation.
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- index plate,
- index set,
- index, cephalic,
- indexing head,
- indexing service,
- india chintz
Origin of indexation
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the act of making wages, interest rates, etc, index-linked
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1960, noun of action from index (v.).
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