AskDefine | Define indexes

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Plural of index

Usage notes

  • This usage is gaining acceptance in common usage in the U.S., as opposed to the Latin-derived form indices, often used in the UK.


  1. third-person singular of index

Extensive Definition

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:
In computers and information retrieval:
  • 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
indexes in Czech: Index
indexes in German: Index
indexes in Esperanto: Indekso
indexes in French: Index
indexes in Ido: Indico
indexes in Italian: Index
indexes in Hebrew: אינדקס
indexes in Hungarian: Index
indexes in Dutch: Index
indexes in Japanese: インデックス
indexes in Russian: Индекс
indexes in Ukrainian: Індекс
indexes in Albanian: Treguesi
indexes in Simple English: Index
indexes in Swedish: Index
indexes in Finnish: Indeksi
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1