Definition of 'index'

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Synonyms of "index"
Synonyms of "index"
French Definition of "index"
French Definition of "index"
Word lists "parts of a book"
Word lists "parts of a book"
Spanish Definition of "index"
Spanish Definition of "index"
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You need to lead with your index finger and work in symmetry so both arms are mirrors of one another. The Sun (2016)The consumer prices index hit 1.6 per cent last month. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In the same period the consumer prices index of inflation rose 1 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In its house price index, all regions saw growth. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The court pace index is worked out using a formula involving elements such as velocity, friction and temperature. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Not a bad investment: a used car that goes up in value in line with the house price index. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It ought not to be news when a nominal price index reaches a new peak; it's what ought to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2017) Work is an index of moral superiority. Roper, Jon Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)It would also have profited from an index and a list of works consulted. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)This was done by running checks on car index numbers and people at various addresses. The Sun (2014)Spread-betters who had been backing stock indices were suddenly less bold. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is working on a history of book indexes. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It bends the thumb in towards the base of the index finger. Andrews, Elizabeth Muscle Management (1991)The index works out how much executives gave shareholders relative to their pay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are a highly efficient mathematical tool that stores and processes index numbers in the computer. Frederic Alan Maxwell BAD BOY BALLMER (2002)He instituted an index of banned books. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Other qualitative work indices in geological organizations also leapt ahead. Aganbegyan, Abel Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)She notes index number but is one digit out. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The index of drugs lists both brand and generic names to enable you to find the right fact sheet for your medicine. Martlew, Gillian & Silver, Shelley (ed) The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)Retail prices index inflation was 3.3% last month. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The retail prices index remained at 5 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The index is based on data from 150,000 homes on sale. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The retail prices index for the same period is forecast to have decreased by 0.9 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In this regard, it is telling that democracy is not listed in the index. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)She converted to Catholicism and helped to index his many books. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Europe, natural gas is priced according to indices based on oil. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The index at the back of the book lists both brand and generic names to enable you to find the right fact sheet for your medicine. Martlew, Gillian & Silver, Shelley (ed) The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)Head back to your index. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The published house price indices are well behind the game,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The core consumer price index was down by 0.1 per cent over the year to June. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nowhere more so than in China: food accounts for one third of the consumer price index. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'index'

British English: index /ˈɪndɛks/ NOUN
in book An index is an alphabetical list at the back of a book saying where particular things are mentioned in the book.
There's a subject index at the back of the book.
  • American English: index list
  • Arabic: فِهْرس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: índice lista
  • Chinese: 索引
  • Croatian: kazalo
  • Czech: rejstřík v knize
  • Danish: register
  • Dutch: index lijst
  • European Spanish: índice dedo
  • Finnish: hakemisto
  • French: index liste
  • German: Sachregister
  • Greek: ευρετήριο
  • Italian: indice
  • Japanese: 索引
  • Korean: 색인
  • Norwegian: innholdsfortegnelse
  • Polish: spis alfabetyczny
  • European Portuguese: índice lista
  • Romanian: index
  • Russian: предметный указатель
  • Spanish: índice lista de capítulos
  • Swedish: sakregister
  • Thai: ดัชนี
  • Turkish: dizin alfabetik
  • Ukrainian: покажчик
  • Vietnamese: bảng chú giải
British English: index /ˈɪndɛks/ NOUN
numerical scale An index is a system by which changes in the value of something can be recorded, measured, or interpreted.
...a change in the consumer price index.
  • American English: index numerical scale
  • Arabic: مُؤَشِّر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: índice escala numérica
  • Chinese: 指数
  • Croatian: indeks
  • Czech: index
  • Danish: indeks
  • Dutch: index numerieke schaal
  • European Spanish: índice publicación
  • Finnish: indeksi
  • French: indice index
  • German: Index
  • Greek: δείκτης αριθμητική κλίμακα
  • Italian: indice
  • Japanese: 指数 numerical scale
  • Korean: 지수
  • Norwegian: register
  • Polish: wskaźnik numeryczny
  • European Portuguese: índice escala numérica
  • Romanian: indice
  • Russian: показатель
  • Spanish: índice elemento indicador de los instrumentos graduados
  • Swedish: index
  • Thai: ดัชนี
  • Turkish: dizin sayısal
  • Ukrainian: показник
  • Vietnamese: chỉ số so sánh
British English: index VERB
If you index a book or a collection of information, you make an alphabetical list of the items in it.
This vast archive has been indexed and made accessible to researchers.
  • American English: index
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fazer um índice
  • Chinese: 为…编索引
  • European Spanish: ordenar alfabéticamente
  • French: compiler l'index de
  • German: indexieren
  • Italian: fare l'indice di
  • Japanese: 索引をつける
  • Korean: 색인을 달다
  • European Portuguese: fazer um índice
  • Spanish: ordenar alfabéticamente


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