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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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