noun, plural in·dex·es, in·di·ces [in-duh-seez]. /ˈɪn dəˌsiz/.
- a value that identifies and is used to locate a particular element within a data array or table.
- a reference table that contains the keys or references needed to address data items.
- the part of a search engine where website addresses are cataloged with their associated keywords in order to quickly retrieve the most relevant web pages when a user submits a search query.
- an exponent.
- the integer n in a radical defining the n-th root: ∛ is a radical having index three.
- a subscript or superscript indicating the position of an object in a series of similar objects, as the subscripts 1, 2, and 3 in the series x1, x2, x3.
- winding number.
- a table of contents.
- a preface or prologue.
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM index
Example sentences from the Web for index
On the runway and off, models are often indexed against big moments—covers, campaigns, and runway shows.
She wants to increase the minimum wage up to a living wage—$16.70/hour and indexed to inflation—gradually by 2022.Could a Pro-Pot Lesbian Become the Next Governor of Maryland?|Jim Newell|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Russian Trading System indexed dropped 12 percent on Monday, though seems to have recovered somewhat over the last two days.
And because Social Security benefits are indexed to wages and inflation, so is the likely trajectory of the system's finances.You're Doing it Wrong: Social Security Life Expectancy Calculations|Megan McArdle|January 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lowering tax rates for everyone makes more people subject to the AMT, because it is not indexed for inflation.How Did We Leave Behind A Whopping Middle-class Tax Hike?||December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These sheets are filed in post binders, five-hundred sheets to the binder, and indexed alphabetically.
The many filing cabinets and indexed boxes, I glanced at, and locked those that had keys or fastenings.The Gold Bag|Carolyn Wells
The turret is then indexed one-half a revolution and a finishing cut is taken by tool C.Turning and Boring|Franklin D. Jones
A general glossary has been omitted, but the technical terms used have been indexed.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Skippy and his associates were long since in the Rogues' Gallery, numbered and indexed as truly a bad lot now.Nibsy's Christmas|Jacob A. Riis
British Dictionary definitions for index
noun plural -dexes or -dices (-dɪˌsiːz)
- another name for exponent (def. 4)
- a number or variable placed as a superscript to the left of a radical sign indicating by its value the root to be extracted, as in ³√8 = 2
- a subscript or superscript to the right of a variable to express a set of variables, as in using x i for x 1, x 2, x 3, etc
Derived forms of indexindexer, nounindexless, adjective
Word Origin for index
Medical definitions for index
n. pl. in•dex•es
Other words from indexin′dex′ v.
Cultural definitions for index
An alphabetical list of subjects treated in a book. It usually appears at the end of the book and identifies page numbers on which information about each subject appears.