- 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.
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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