Index

An index is a system used to make finding information easier.

Index may also refer to:

* Index (publishing), a detailed list, usually arranged alphabetically, of the specific information in a publication
* Index cards in a rolodex or old library card catalog, early and mid 20th century technologies for maintaining such lists
* Index (mathematics), for various meanings of the word in mathematics
* Index (economics), a single number calculated from an array of prices and quantities.
* Index, Washington, a town in Snohomish County, Washington, United States
* Index, New York, a hamlet in the County and Town of Otsego, New York, United States
* Index (typography), a largely obsolete punctuation mark
* Indexing (motion), a kind of motion in many areas of mechanical engineering and machining

In publications:
* "Index Librorum Prohibitorum", a list of publications which the Catholic Church censored
* Germany's List of Media Harmful to Young People, colloquially known as "The Index", published by the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien
* "Index Magazine", was a prominent New York City based publication for art and culture
* "Truman State University Index", the weekly student newspaper
* "The Index", the student newspaper of Kalamazoo College, published since 1877
* "The Index" (journal), a European propaganda journal created by Henry Hotze to support the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War

In computers and information retrieval:
* Index (database), a feature in a computerized database which allows quick access to the rows in a table
* Index (information technology), either an integer which identifies an array element, or a data structure which enables fast lookup
* Index (search engine), for supporting information retrieval in search engines
* Webserver directory index, a default or index web page in a directory on a web server, such as index.html
* Subject indexing, describing the content of a document by keywords
* BitTorrent index, a list of .torrent files available for searches

Other:
* The Index, an item on the Halo (megastructure) in the Halo series of video games
* The Index (Dubai), a tower under construction in Dubai
* Index (retailer), a defunct UK catalogue retailer formerly owned by the Littlewoods group and known as "Littlewoods Index"
* Index finger, the second digit of a human hand
* Index fund, a collective investment scheme
* Indexicality, in linguistics, the variation of meaning of an utterance according to certain features of the context in which it is uttered


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  • Index — In dex, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See {Indicate}, {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of how… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Index.hu — is one of the most popular Hungarian language internet news portals and message boards. It was started in 1995 as Internetto.hu, later renamed Index.hu. The editor in chief and founder of the site was András Nyírő. Currently, the editor in chief… …   Wikipedia

  • Index: — INDEX: is a Denmark based nonprofit organization with the purpose to promote designs aimed at the improvement of the life of people worldwide, both in developed and developing countries.[1] It was established in 2002 under the patronage of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Index — In dex, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indexing}.] 1. To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents. [1913 Webster] 2. (Economics) To adjust (wages, prices, taxes, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • INDEX — s. m. (L X se prononce fortement. ) Mot pris du latin, qui signifie, La table d un livre. Il est principalement d usage en parlant de La table d un livre latin. L index d un livre. Il y a plusieurs index dans ce livre. Index géographique. Index… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • INDEX — n. m. Mot emprunté du latin. Table explicative qui complète la table des matières d’un livre. Il y a plusieurs index dans ce livre. Index géographique. Index historique. Il faut chercher dans l’index. Il se dit particulièrement de la Table… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • index — I. noun (plural indexes or indices) Etymology: Latin indic , index, from indicare to indicate Date: 1561 1. a. a device (as the pointer on a scale or the gnomon of a sundial) that serves to indicate a value or quantity b. something (as a physical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Index error — Index In dex, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See {Indicate}, {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Index expurgatorius — Index In dex, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See {Indicate}, {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Index finger — Index In dex, n.; pl. E. {Indexes}, L. {Indices}(?). [L.: cf. F. index. See {Indicate}, {Diction}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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