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Index meaning

index - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. provide with an index; " index the book"
  2. 2. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A prologue indicating what follows.
  5. 5. The second digit, that next pollex, in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger.
  6. 6. The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent.
  7. 7. To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents.
  8. 8. The ratio, or formula expressing the ratio, of one dimension of a thing to another dimension; as, the vertical index of the cranium.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Anything that points out; table of contents.

index - examples of usage

  1. His face was no bad index to what went on within him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The form of the fields alone was an index to the character of the farmers who cultivated them. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. With a complete Index. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
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