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Oxford dictionary definition of the word index:
noun (plural indexes or especially in technical use indices /ˈɪndɪsiːz/)
1(in a book or set of books) an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned:
clear cross references supplemented by a thorough index
an alphabetical list by title, author, or other category of a collection of books or documents, for example in a library.
Computing a set of items each of which specifies one of the records of a file and contains information about its address.
2a sign or measure of something:
exam results may serve as an index of the teacher’s effectiveness
a figure in a system or scale representing the average value of specified prices, shares, or other items as compared with some reference figure:
the hundred-shares index closed down 9.3
[with modifier] a number giving the magnitude of a physical property or other measured phenomenon in terms of a standard:
the oral hygiene index was calculated as the sum of the debris and calculus indices
3 Mathematics an exponent or other superscript or subscript number appended to a quantity.
4a pointer on an instrument, showing a quantity, a position on a scale, etc..
Printing a symbol shaped like a pointing hand, used to draw attention to a note.
1record (names, subjects, etc.) in an index:
the list indexes theses under regional headings
provide an index to:
she offered help in indexing my text book on bookselling
data sets are indexed by subject
2link the value of (prices, wages, or other payments) automatically to the value of a price index:
the Supreme Soviet passed legislation indexing wages to prices
3 [no object] (often as noun indexing) (of a machine or part of one) move from one predetermined position to another in order to carry out a sequence of operations:
a lathe with a cross-slide and an indexing arrangement
Pronunciation: /ˈɪndɛks-, ɪnˈdɛks-/
late Middle English: from Latin index, indic- ‘forefinger, informer, sign’, from in- ‘towards’ + a second element related to dicere ‘say’ or dicare ‘make known’; compare with indicate. The original sense ‘index finger’ (with which one points), came to mean ‘pointer’ (late 16th century), and figuratively something that serves to point to a fact or conclusion; hence a list of topics in a book (‘pointing’ to their location)
The plural of index is usually spelled indexes, but can also be spelled indices (as in the original Latin) in subjects like science and medicine.