Meaning of index

Definition of index

(noun) a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
the finger next to the thumb
(verb) list in an index
provide with an index; "index the book"
adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"

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