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Definitions of index

  1. a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the finger next to the thumb Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. list in an index Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. provide with an index, as of a book Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. provide with an index; "index the book" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A prologue indicating what follows. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The second digit, that next pollex, in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The ratio, or formula expressing the ratio, of one dimension of a thing to another dimension; as, the vertical index of the cranium. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; - usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Shortening or summarizing of documents; assigning of descriptors for referencing documents. Medical Dictionary DB
  19. That which points out or indicates; an alphabetical table of the contents of a book; the figure or letter which shows the number of times a quantity is to be multiplied together, as 34 means 3 x 3 x 3 x 3. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To provide with an alphabetical table of references. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. 1. The second finger (the thumb being counted as the first), forefinger, or pointing finger. 2. A number denoting the relation, in respect of size, capacity, or function, of one part or thing to another, the latter being usually taken as 1 or 100. 3. A list of subjects, with page references, treated of in a book. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  22. Finger next to the thumb. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  23. Anything that indicates or points out: a hand that directs to anything, as the hour of the day, etc.: the forefinger: alphabetical list of subjects treated of in a book: (math.) the exponent of a power. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To provide with or place in an index. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Anything that points out; table of contents. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To provide with an index; enter in an index. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. An indicator, pointer, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. An alphabetic list of matter, as in a book. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. That which points out or indicates; the hand that points to anything; a list of subjects in a book in alphabetical order; the forefinger or pointing finger; the exponent of a power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To provide with an index. The index of a logarithm; the integral part of the logarithm; the characteristic. The index of a globe, a little style fitted on the north pole, which, when the globe is turned, serves to point to certain divisions of the hour circle. Index of refraction, the number that expresses the ratio of the sines of the angles of incidence and refraction. Index Expurgatorius. See Expurgatorial. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. That which points out; a table of references; in alg., the indicator of the power of a quantity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. To provide with or form a table of references to, as to a book. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. the forefinger or digit, next to the thumb; a number or formula expressing ratio of one quantity to another. na
  34. A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume. mso.anu.edu.au
  35. in'deks, n. anything that indicates or points out: a hand that directs to anything, as the hour of the day, &c.: the forefinger: alphabetical list of subjects treated of in a book: (math.) the exponent of a power:--pl. INDEXES (in'deks-ez), and in math., INDICES (in'di-s[=e]z).--v.t. to provide with or place in an index.--ns. IN'DEX-DIG'IT, IN'DEX-FING'ER, the forefinger, or in other animals that digit representing the human index.--adjs. INDEX'ICAL; IN'DEXLESS, without an index.--INDEX EXPURGATORIUS, in the R.C. Church, an authoritative list of books only to be read in expurgated editions; INDEX LIBRORUM EXPURGANDORUM, or INDEX LIBRORUM PROHIBITORUM, an official list of books which the faithful are absolutely forbidden to read at all under pain of instant excommunication; INDEX RERUM, an index of subjects; INDEX VERBORUM, an index of words. [L. index, indicis--indic[=a]re, to show.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. The forefinger, index finger. See Digitus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  37. [Latin] That which points out or shows; a sign-post; hence, the finger used in pointing, the fore-finger (I. finger). I. movement, a variety of compulsory movement, produced by lesion of the corpora quadrigemina, in which the animal turns round like the hand of a clock. na
  38. [Latin] A number which shows the relation existing between two magnitudes or sets of magnitudes; especially, a number indicative of the dimensions, proportions, or other physical properties of a substance. The indices of the head are: Breadth-height i., the height of the skull expressed as a percentage of the breadth: Facial i., the breadth of the face expressed as a percentage of its length; Gnathic (or Alveolar) i., the distance from the basion to the front of the jaw expressed as a percentage of the distance from the basion to the mid-point of the fronto-nasal suture; Length-breadth i. (or Cephalic i.), the maximum breadth of the skull expressed as a percentage of the length; Length-height i., the height of the skull expressed as a percentage of the length; Nasal i., the width of the orifices for the anterior nares in the skull expressed as a percentage of their length; Orbital i., the height of the orbital orifice expressed as a percentage of its breadth. The indices of the limbs and trunk are: Humero-radial i., the length of the radius expressed as a percentage of the length of the humerus; Pelvic i., the ratio between the conjugate and transverse diameters of the pelvis; Sacral i., the breadth of the Sacrum expressed as a percentage of its length; Thorac’ic i., the antero-posterior breadth of the thorax expressed as a percentage of its transverse breadth; Tibio-femoral i., the length of the tibia expressed as a percentage of the length of the femur. na
  39. (pl. -exes, -ices), & v.t. Forefinger; (on instruments) pointer showing measurements &c.; guiding principle; alphabetical list, usu. at end of book, of subjects &c. with references; (R.C.) the I., list of books forbidden to Roman Catholics, or to be read only in expurgated editions (in full, I. librorum prohibitorum); i. expurgatorius, list of passages to be expunged in books otherwise permitted (in fig. use often confused with last); (Alg.) exponent; (v.t.) furnish (book) with i. (esp. in p.p.), enter (word &c.) in i. Hence indexless a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. The first or forefinger. American pocket medical dictionary.
  41. The numerical ratio of measurement of any part in comparison with a fixed standard. American pocket medical dictionary.
  42. That which points out or indicates. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  43. (Math.) The number denoting the power to which a given number is raised; e.g. in a5 the number 5 is the Index of the power to which a is raised. The I. of a logarithm is its integral part or characteristic. The I. error of a sextant is the reading when the planes of the fixed and movable mirrors are parallel; in which case the reading would be zero if the instrument were in perfect adjustment. (For Refractive I. t or I. of refraction, See Refraction. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. n. [Latin] That which points out, shows, indicates, or manifests, especially, a pointer or a hand that directs to any thing, as the hour of the day, the road to a place, and the like ;- any table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book ;- the fore-finger or pointing finger ;- the figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity ; the exponent. Index expurgatorius, an annual catalogue, published by the Church of Rome, of books which it pronounces heretical, or forbids to be read by the faithful. Cabinet Dictionary
  45. The discoverer, the pointer out; the hand that points to any thing; the table of contents to a book. Complete Dictionary

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