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Dictionary definition for: Index

1. (n) a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number

2. (v) list in an index

3. (n) 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

4. (v) provide with an index; "index the book"

5. (n) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

6. (v) adjust through indexation; "The government indexes wages and prices"

7. (n) an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed

8. (n) the finger next to the thumb

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