What is index?

  • (noun): A numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on index:

Oya Soichi Bunko - Index
... The Index Ranking on their web page, gives the users a hint of various indexes but also provides a brief overview of the Japanese social trends for the past few decades ...
Index, Washington - Demographics
... As of the 2000 census, there were 75 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Indexes - Sciences - Mathematics - Algebra
... Exponent The degree of an nth root The index of a subgroup is the number of a subgroup's left cosets (which is equal to the number of its right cosets) ... The index of a linear map, is the dimension of the map's kernel minus the dimension of its cokernel ... The index of a real quadratic form Q is defined (but not always consistently) as p − q where Q can be written as a difference of p squared linear terms and q squared linear terms ...
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - WAIS-IV - Indices and Scales
... There are four index scores representing major components of intelligence Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI) Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI) Working Memory Index (WMI) Processing Speed Index (PSI) Two broad scores are ...
Indexes - Other Usages
... Index finger, the second digit of a human hand Index a Denmark nonprofit organization which promotes Design for Life Index Ventures, a venture capital investment firm based in Switzerland The ...

More definitions of "index":

  • (noun): A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
    Synonyms: exponent, power
  • (verb): List in an index.
  • (verb): Adjust through indexation.
    Example: "The government indexes wages and prices"
  • (noun): An alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed.
  • (verb): Provide with an index.
    Example: "Index the book"
  • (noun): 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.
    Synonyms: index number, indicant, indicator

Famous quotes containing the word index:

    Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.
    Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)