Definitions for "index"
A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book, usually giving the page on which a particular word or topic may be found; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume. Typically found only in non-fiction books.
A file containing a table with the addresses of data items, arranged for rapid and convenient search for the addresses.
The Index prohibitorius, a catalogue of books which are forbidden by the church to be read; also called Index of forbidden books and Index Librorum Prohibitorum.
Keywords:  libor, cofi, interbank, treasury, prime
That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses; as, the increasing unemployment rate is an index of how much the economy has slowed.
An objective factor used to determine interest rate adjustments on an adjustable-rate mortgage.
A term used with ARM loans. The index is the measure of interest rate changes that the lender uses to decide how much the interest rate on the ARM will change over time. No one can be sure when an index rate will go up or down. Some common indexes used are: 1 year Treasury rate, COFI (Cost of Index Funds) & 6 month LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate).
Keywords:  jones, dow, benchmark, unmanaged, ftse
A statistical indicator providing a representation of the value of the securities...
A prologue indicating what follows.
A number providing a measure of some quantity derived by a formula, usually a form of averaging, from multiple quantities; -- used mostly in economics; as, the index of leading indicators; the index of industrial production; the consumer price index. See, for example, the consumer price index.
Keywords:  semcx, semmu, semvh, semk, semox
The homepage of a website -- such as
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An expression indicating the position of a particular element in an array.
A general term for a measure; also applied to the mechanism, composed of gears, dials, and dial face, that indicates the quantity of gas passing through a meter.
A marker inserted in a compact disc track. Generally used in audio tracks to indicate specific movements, up to 99 indexes can be placed in a single track. Index zero is reserved for encoding pauses.
Keywords:  pointer, row, columns, cluster, table
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 or other form of pointer on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument.
An index provides Oracle with pointers to the rows in a table that contain a given key value.
Latin = a pointer, hence, the fore-finger.
Peirce] A sign in which the representamen X is regularly connected to the object Y in the sense "that always or usually when there is an X, there is also a Y in some more or less exactly specifiable spatio- temporal relation to the X in question". A typical example is smoke as an index for fire. See also: icon, symbol. Links: [CD] .
A term used by C.S. Peirce to denote a specific type of sign or sign function in which the sign vehicle represents its object by virtue of an actual or physical connection. For example, the weathervane is an index because it indicates the direction of the wind by virtue of an actual connection between the wind and itself.
A sign which is related to its object by actual cause-and-effect, or by existence relative to one another. Example: a weathervane as sign of wind direction; a finger pointing toward an object.
Average difference between a player's scores and a set standard. Sames as handicap
Each hole has a stroke index and a match index. The stroke index usually represents the difficulty of the hole with number 1 being the hardest. The match index is used for handicap matchplay.
Elapsed time assigned by IHRA to allow various classes to compete together with an equitable handicap starting system.
Randomly accessible points on a CD. Up to 99 separate index points (or 'tracks') can be encoded on a CD. Within each track, however, and additional 99 sub-index points can be encoded.
A single, separate output on an incremental encoder providing one count per revolution. This is often gated to one or both of the count channels, so that the index maintains the same relationshipwith the count channels on every revolution.
(Encoders) A single, separate output on an incremental encoder providing 1 count/revolution.
Bristol paper made for products such as index cards and file folders.
A heavy paper made for index cards and folders. Some mills use this term interchangeably with bristol.
Keywords:  catalogue, argos, rival, huge, spider
a huge catalogue or index of the words found in all of the Web pages that the spider visited and read
Index was a catalogue retailer in the United Kingdom, purchased by rival Argos in 2005.
Keywords:  marker, sdk, videotape, kit, seeking
The hour markers on the dial that are printed, applied steel, diamonds etc.
A marker produced by the Windows Media Format Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable seeking in a video file.
A marker put onto the control track to identify a specific point on the videotape.
Can be any of the following: The variable used as a loop counter in a DO statement. An intrinsic function specifying the starting position of a substring inside a string. On OpenVMS systems, an internal data structure that provides a guide, based on key values, to file components in an indexed file.
The variable counter within a FOR...NEXT loop.
This is a variable used to keep track of where we are in a loop. For example, in the following statement X would be an index: FOR X=1 TO 100
the percentage above or below the national average – a percent in relation to a norm of 100%. (e.g.. A magazine with an index of 145 means that the magazine is 45% higher than the norm).
A percentage that relates numbers to a base. It is used to demonstrate quickly what is above average (101 or greater), average (100) and below average (99 or less) of a given demographic or consumer behavior.
answers the question: Are my station's listeners more likely or less likely than the total market to...? 100 = more likely 100 = less likely Use this guide to help determine which are your best opportunities: Opportunities % Composition Best High High Good High Medium Average Medium Medium Low Low Low
The second finger, that next to the pollex (thumb), in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger.
Keywords:  dcr, taglines, surname, page, arrives
Organized by surname initial and date. Gives the number of the deceased's Estate File and/or the Register and page number.
The front, or main page, on a web site
Starting point on a website, used in conjunction with a navigation to provide an entry point into a website. The Index page is the default page a user arrives at when they visit a website. Users are also taken to the index page when they typically click home.
Keywords:  maxloc, size
Keywords:  checklist, see
(See Checklist).
Keywords:  septum, dirty, scrape, wedge, cake
in automatic media filters (vacuum and flat bed), to advance the media to remove a dirty and plugged section. In automatic wedge-wire drum and wedge-wire septum filters, to scrape the wedge-wire and remove a portion of the dirt load that forms the filter cake.
When a web address specifies a directory (eg instead of a file (eg, then the web server needs to assume the name of the file. The files it looks for to use in this case are called the index files.
Keywords:  webdesign, query, see
see: query What Is and Index in [WebDesign90
A paper similar in weight to cover but smoother and stiffer. Most frequently used for index cards, post cards, and posters.
English, A term describing any point of contact or reference that lends information via kinesthetic awareness and spatial understanding, as to the location of other parts of the opponent's body, including weapons and targets. This also informs as to conditions present in the opponent's body, such as the degree of tension in any given part, the state of balance, as well as their weight distribution.
Keywords:  ians, amortizing, note
Index Amortizing Note (Ians)
Keywords:  lugnuts, tire, studs, wheel, carrier
When a tire carrier places a wheel on the studs, an index occurs when the studs and lugnuts on the wheel line up.
Keywords:  isotope
See Array_type..
See array type.
A number that uniquely identifies an element of an array.
For purposes of archiving, the term "index" is used as a verb and means creating information about that asset, which can be used to describe the asset. This may include metadata, key frames, closed captioning, spoken words or information about the condition of the original asset.
A persistent mapping of keys to values: may be a B-tree, R-tree, or any other index type supported by the SSM. An index is not an object. It is an attribute of an object, if it is a manual index. It is embedded in a set (an attribute of an object), if it is an automatic index.
Keywords:  arg, argument, logical, role, atom
A required role for specifying the position of a positional argument (arg) within a logical atom (Atom). (See: term module)
Contains a mapping from a key to one or more records in a file. This mapping is usually persistent and, therefore, is stored in another file when the record file is closed (see cluster). Grouped indexes are updated whenever any record is updated or added. If an in a group cannot tolerate the new or changed record (for example, if it would introduce a duplicate key in a unique key index), neither the indexes nor the data file are updated (the write or update fails).
The physical implementation of a primary key (unique index) or secondary key (non-unique or secondary index) maintained and used transparently by the DBMS.
the expected performance for vehicles in a class as assigned by NHRA. It allows various classes of cars in the same category to race together competitively.
A data structure that maintains references to objects that have been sorted according to the values in one or more fields of the object. The sorting order is determined by the ordering of the fields specified in the keys of the index.
A file that stores sorting information for the records in a data table.
1.4] A data structure used for selecting and sorting Resources. See Indexes.
A short sequence of letters and/or numbers that stands for part or all of a FOAPAL. The most common use of an index is to stand for the Fund, Organization, and Program code. Then departments can use their Index code and an account code (i.e., ITS 7100) to mean a full FOAPAL string. Indexes minimize data entry and errors.
A device designed to give you faster access to your data. An index lets you avoid sequentially reading through data to find the item you are seeking.
A file which tells the computer where to find what you’re looking for. Indexes are created when you run Utilities and select the Index option, and you’ll normally have no further need to worry about them.
The ratio, or formula expressing the ratio, of one dimension of a thing to another dimension; as, the vertical index of the cranium.
Keywords:  cheater, corners, marks, letter, edge
(1) The number or letter printed on the corners of cards. (2) The marks a cheater puts on the edge of cards.
To move the tooling, material or workpiece to a predetermined position. (B-11 Definitions Manual)
The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent.
A site that maintains a categorical index of websites. You submit your URL and a description to them. The most popular one is Yahoo.
Keywords:  conveyors, flight, station, move, one
To move a flight from one station to the next. The conveyors are "indexing" conveyors.
a relationship where a sign gets it's meaning through a causal or associative connection to what it references
Keywords:  retrieval, scanned, easy, data, rules
A structure used to improve the speed of data retrieval.
Creating a set of rules and data files that define scanned document sets and allow easy and complete retrieval.
A computed assessment or estimate of an animal's genetic value based on a number of different traits.
A special structure that facilitates locating particular records based on field values.
Calculation that compares relationships between values. Standard value is 100, all other values are represented as a percent over or under the base. (120 = 20% over the standard).
a component of a SAS data set that enables SAS to access observations in the SAS data set quickly and efficiently. The purpose of SAS indexes is to optimize WHERE-clause processing and to facilitate BY-group processing.
A number which serves as a label for a data item and also represents the address of a data item within a table or array.
A sign that does not look like the thing it represents, but has a direct connection to it. In many cases, an index may be something that was physically connected to the represented object at some time.
A number calculated by weighting a number of prices or rates for a selected set of assets according to a set of predetermined rules (such as the S&P500 Index). The purpose of the index is to provide a single number that represents the market movement of the class of assets it represents.
Keywords:  refractive, see
see "refractive index."
Keywords:  subset, cpu, cache, bits, get
The subset of the CPU address bits used to get a specific location within cache
Keywords:  paragraph, fist, attention, note, sign
a sign [*] (called also fist) used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph.
The cumulative number of degree-days, or another weather condition over a period for a specific location
a spirit-bubble leveling device on the vertical circle of major surveying instruments.
To insert (a word, name, file folder, etc.) into an index or into an indexed arrangement; as, to index a contract under its date of signing.
The word index is used in variety of senses in mathematics.
Keywords:  gap, label, media, edge, advance
To move from the start of the label to the start of print. With continuous media, to advance the media over the label gap to the edge of the next label.
Keywords:  catalog, see
Keywords:  dial, lock, ring, mark, outside
n. the mark outside the dial ring of a combination lock used as a reference point
Keywords:  stamp, mounted, image, top, your
The image shown on top of your mounted stamp.
The index of company and corporate names kept by the Registrar of Companies under section 714 of the Companies Act 1985.
(field name) assigned
either the information contained within an index field or the process by which the information is put into the index fields
A means of managing information. Not currently addressed in Internet function and use so human being could use the Internet more effectively nor used in managing site navigation.
Keywords:  definition, full, text, see
See definition for: full-text index
Keywords:  selection, see
See "Selection Index".
Refers to a document providing an index for the current document.