- (in a book or set of books) an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned；an alphabetical list by title, author, or other category of a collection of books or documents, for example in a library.
- record (names, subjects, etc.) in an index；provide an index to
verb: index, 3rd person present: indexes, gerund or present participle: indexing, past tense: indexed, past participle: indexed
noun: index, plural noun: indexes
- 1. (in a book or set of books) an alphabetical list of names, subjects, etc. with reference to the pages on which they are mentioned clear cross references supplemented by a thorough index
- ▪ an alphabetical list by title, author, or other category of a collection of books or documents, for example in a library. 同義詞
- ▪ short for Index Librorum Prohibitorum
- ▪ a set of items each of which specifies one of the records of a file and contains information about its address.
- 2. a sign or measure of something exam results may serve as an index of the teacher's effectiveness 同義詞
- ▪ a figure in a system or scale representing the average value of specified prices, shares, or other items as compared with some reference figure the hundred-shares index closed down 9.3
- ▪ a number giving the magnitude of a physical property or other measured phenomenon in terms of a standard the oral hygiene index was calculated as the sum of the debris and calculus indices
- 3. an exponent or other superscript or subscript number appended to a quantity.
- 4. a pointer on an instrument, showing a quantity, a position on a scale, etc. 同義詞
- ▪ a symbol shaped like a pointing hand, used to draw attention to a note.
- 1. record (names, subjects, etc.) in an index the list indexes theses under regional headings
- ▪ provide an index to she offered help in indexing my text book on bookselling data sets are indexed by subject
- 2. link the value of (prices, wages, or other payments) automatically to the value of a price index the Supreme Soviet passed legislation indexing wages to prices
- 3. (of a machine or part of one) move from one predetermined position to another in order to carry out a sequence of operations the pins are retracted and indexed to occupy an adjacent slotted position