What is index?

  • (verb): Adjust through indexation.
    Example: "The government indexes wages and prices"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on index:

Indexes - Other Usages
... Index finger, the second digit of a human hand Index a Denmark nonprofit organization which promotes Design for Life Index Ventures, a venture capital investment firm based in Switzerland The Index, an item on a ...
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - WAIS-IV - Indices and Scales
... There are four index scores representing major components of intelligence Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI) Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI) Working Memory ...
Oya Soichi Bunko - Index
... The Index Ranking on their web page, gives the users a hint of various indexes but also provides a brief overview of the Japanese social trends for the past few decades ...
Index, Washington - Demographics
... As of the 2000 census, there were 75 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Indexes - Sciences - Mathematics - Algebra
... Exponent The degree of an nth root The index of a subgroup is the number of a subgroup's left cosets (which is equal to the number of its right cosets) ... The index of a linear map, is the dimension of the map's kernel minus the dimension of its cokernel ... The index of a real quadratic form Q is defined (but not always consistently) as p − q where Q can be written as a difference of p squared linear terms and q squared linear terms ...

More definitions of "index":

  • (verb): List in an index.
  • (noun): An alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed.
  • (noun): A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
    Synonyms: exponent, power
  • (verb): Provide with an index.
    Example: "Index the book"
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: index number, indicant, indicator
  • (noun): A numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number.

Famous quotes containing the word index:

    Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)