Definition of Index:

  1. An exponent or other superscript or subscript number appended to a quantity.

  2. Link the value of (prices, wages, or other payments) automatically to the value of a price index.

  3. (of a machine or part of one) rotate or otherwise move from one predetermined position to another in order to carry out a sequence of operations.

  4. A pointer on an instrument, showing a quantity, a position on a scale, etc.

  5. An indicator, sign, or measure of something.

  6. Alphabetically arranged list of items (such as names or terms) given at the end of a printed text with page numbers on which the item can be found.

  7. Statistical device which summarizes a collection of data (usually related to the price or quantity of a basket of goods and services) in a single base figure. This composite figure serves as a benchmark for measuring changes in the price or quantity data over a period (month, quarter, year). Usually, the base is assigned an arbitrary value of 100 and all subsequent data is expressed in relation to this base. For example, the consumer price index (CPI) of a year might stand at 95 (to indicate a fall of 5 percent in the prices) or 105 (to indicate an increase of 5 percent in the prices). Indexes (indices) also measure up and down movement of industrial production, and of the market prices of bonds, commodities, shares, etc. See also indexation.

  8. Record (names, subjects, etc.) in an index.

  9. An alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc., with references to the places where they occur, typically found at the end of a book.

Synonyms of Index

Art Index, Baedeker, Bibliography Index, Books in Print, Cumulative Book Index, Education Index, Eighteenth Amendment, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, National Union Catalog, Prohibition Party, Volstead Act, Yellow Pages, Acknowledgments, Aeronautical chart, Alphabetize, Analyze, Annotated bibliography, Annual bibliography, Annulary, Aroma, Arrange, Arrow, Assort, Astronomical chart, Atlas, Attribute, Azimuthal equidistant projection, Azimuthal projection, Back, Back matter, Backlist, Badge, Ban, Banner, Bastard title, Bibliography, Bibliography of bibliographies, Blaze, Book, Brand, Break down, Broad hint, Business directory, Cachet, Calendar, Card index, Cartographer, Cartography, Carve, Casebook, Cast, Catalog, Catalogue, Catalogue raisonne, Catch line, Catchword, Categorize, Celestial chart, Celestial globe, Census, Chalk, Chalk up, Character, Characteristic, Chart, Check in, Checklist, Chorographer, Chorography, Chronicle, City directory, Class, Classified catalog, Classified directory, Classify, Climatic chart, Clue, Code, Codify, Colophon, Compass needle, Composition, Concordance, Configuration, Conic projection, Constituents, Content, Contents, Contents page, Contour line, Contour map, Contraband, Copyright page, Critical bibliography, Cue, Cut, Cyclopedia, Cylindrical projection, Dactylion, Dedication, Denial, Device, Diatesseron, Dictionary catalog, Differentia, Differential, Digest, Digit, Direction, Direction post, Directory, Disallowance, Distinctive feature, Divide, Divisions, Docket, Earmark, Elements, Embargo, Encyclopedia, Endleaf, Endpaper, Endsheet, Engrave, Enroll, Enscroll, Enter, Enumerate, Errata, Evidence, Exclusion, Factor, Feature, Figure, Figures, File, Fill out, Finding list, Finger, Finger post, Fist, Flavor, Flyleaf, Folio, Forbiddance, Forbidden fruit, Forbidding, Fore edge, Forefinger, Foreword, Formula, Front matter, Gazetteer, General reference map, Gentle hint, Gesture, Glimmer, Glimmering, Globe, Gnomonic projection, Grade, Graphic scale, Grave, Grid line, Group, Guide, Guideboard, Guidebook, Guidepost, Gust, Guts, Hachure, Half-title page, Hallmark, Hand, Handbook, Handlist, Harmony, Head, Heliographic chart, Hint, Hour hand, Hydrographic chart, Idiocrasy, Idiosyncrasy, Image, Impanel, Implication, Impress, Impression, Imprint, Incise, Index expurgatorius, Index finger, Index librorum prohibitorum, Indexes, Indicant, Indication, Indicator, Indices, Individualism, Ingredients, Inhibition, Injunction, Inkling, Innards, Innuendo, Inscribe, Inscription, Insert, Insides, Insignia, Insinuation, Interdict, Interdiction, Interdictum, Intimation, Introduction, Inventory, Isoline, Itemize, Items, Itinerary, Jot down, Keep score, Key, Keynote, Kick, Latitude, Law, Layer tint, Lead, Leaf, Legend, Lineaments, List, Listing, Little finger, Log, Longitude, Look, Lubber line, Make a memorandum, Make a note, Make an entry, Make out, Makeup, Mannerism, Map, Map maker, Map projection, Mapper, Mark, Mark down, Marker, Marking, Matriculate, Measure, Medius, Meridian, Middle finger, Milepost, Minimus, Minute, Minute hand, Mold, Nature, Needle, No-no, Nod, Note, Note down, Nudge, Odor, Order, Page, Parallel, Part, Particularity, Parts, Peculiarity, Periodical index, Phone book, Photogrammetrist, Photogrammetry, Photomap, Phototopography, Physical map, Picture, Pigeonhole, Pinkie, Place, Place upon record, Pointer, Political map, Poll, Pollex, Polyconic projection, Polyglot, Post, Post up, Preclusion, Preface, Preliminaries, Prevention, Program, Prohibition, Prohibitory injunction, Projection, Prompt, Property, Proscription, Put down, Put in writing, Put on paper, Put on tape, Quality, Quirk, Range, Rank, Rate, Ratio, Record, Record book, Recto, Reduce to writing, Reference book, Refusal, Register, Rejection, Relief map, Representation, Representative, Representative fraction, Repression, Restrictive covenants, Reverso, Ring finger, Road map, Roadbook, Ruling out, Running title, Savor, Scale, Scent, Schedule, Score, Seal, Set down, Shape, Sigil, Sign, Signal, Signature, Signboard, Significant, Signpost, Singularity, Sinusoidal projection, Smack, Sort, Source book, Special map, Specialty, Spoor, Stamp, Statistics, Statute, Studbook, Subdivide, Subtitle, Suggestion, Sumptuary laws, Suppression, Sure sign, Suspicion, Symptom, Table, Table of contents, Table of organization, Taboo, Tabulate, Tail, Taint, Take down, Tally, Tang, Tape, Tape-record, Taste, Telephone book, Telephone directory, Telltale, Telltale sign, Terrain map, Terrestrial globe, Text, Thematic map, Thesaurus, Thumb, Thumb index, Title, Title page, Token, Topographer, Topographic chart, Topography, Track, Trait, Transportation map, Trick, Trim size, Type, Type page, Verso, Videotape, Vital statistics, Weather chart, Weather map, Whisper, Whole, Wink, Work of reference, Write, Write down, Write in, Write out, Write up, Zoning, Zoning laws, Pointer, Indicator, Needle, Hand, Finger, Marker, Guide, Clue, Hint, Indication, Indicator, Lead, Sign, Signal, Mark, Token, Evidence, Symptom, Implication, Intimation, Suggestion

How to use Index in a sentence?

  1. The pins are retracted and indexed to occupy an adjacent slotted position.
  2. When keeping records it is easiest to keep a clear index of everything so that you can find them in a hurry.
  3. Legislation indexing wages to prices.
  4. The thesis contains a proof of the fact that for any closed manifold the sum of the indices of a generic vector field is a topological invariant, namely the Euler characteristic.
  5. If you want to know which chapter to go to find what you are looking for, then check out the index and it will tell you.
  6. Clear cross references supplemented by a thorough index.
  7. Go to the online index and find Dr. Zimmerman; it will be at the end since they are in alphabetical order.
  8. Exam results may serve as an index of the teachers effectiveness.
  9. The list indexes theses under regional headings.

Meaning of Index & Index Definition