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English noun: index

1. index a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number


Broader (hypernym)graduated table, ordered series, scale, scale of measurement


Narrower (hyponym)margin of error, margin of safety, safety margin

2. index (communication) 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


Synonymsindex number, indicant, indicator


Broader (hypernym)fact


Narrower (hyponym)BMI, body mass index, business index, leading indicator, price index, price level, short account, stock index, stock market index

3. index (communication) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself


Synonymsexponent, power


Broader (hypernym)mathematical notation


Narrower (hyponym)degree, log, logarithm

4. index (communication) an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed


Broader (hypernym)list, listing


Narrower (hyponym)concordance


Part holonymkey word


Part meronymback matter, end matter

5. index (body) the finger next to the thumb


Synonymsforefinger, index finger


Broader (hypernym)finger


English verb: index

1. index (social) list in an index


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)list


Narrower (hyponym)cross-index

2. index (possession) provide with an index


SamplesIndex the book.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Domain categorypublication, publishing

3. index (cognition) adjust through indexation


SamplesThe government indexes wages and prices.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape









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