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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

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From Latin index (a discoverer, informer, spy; of things, an indicator, the forefinger, a title, superscription), from indicō (point out, show); see indicate.

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index (plural indexes or indices)

  1. An alphabetical listing of items and their location.
    The index of a book lists words or expressions and the pages of the book upon which they are to be found.
  2. The index finger; the forefinger.
  3. A movable finger on a gauge, scale, etc.
  4. (printing) A symbol resembling a pointing hand, used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph.
  5. That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
    • Arbuthnot
      Tastes are the indexes of the different qualities of plants.
  6. A sign; an indication; a token.
    • Robert Louis Stevenson
      His son's empty guffaws [] struck him with pain as the indices of a weak mind.
  7. (linguistics) A type of noun where the meaning of the form changes with respect to the context. E.g., 'Today's newspaper' is an indexical form since its referent will differ depending on the context. See also icon and symbol.
  8. (economics) A single number calculated from an array of prices or of quantities.
  9. (sciences) A number representing a property or ratio, a coefficient.
  10. (mathematics) A raised suffix indicating a power.
  11. (programming, computing) An integer or other key indicating the location of data e.g. within an array, vector, database table, associative array, or hash table.
  12. (computing, databases) A data structure that improves the performance of operations on a table.
  13. (obsolete) A prologue indicating what follows.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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index (third-person singular simple present indexes, present participle indexing, simple past and past participle indexed)

  1. (transitive) To arrange an index for something, especially a long text.
  2. To inventory, to take stock.

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Czech[edit]

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index m

  1. index (economics)

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

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index m (plural indexen or indices, diminutive indexje n)

  1. index

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin index (pointer, indicator), from indicō (point out, show).

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index m (plural index)

  1. index
  2. forefinger
  3. The welcome page of a web site, typically index.html, index.htm or index.php

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From indicō (point out, indicate, show), from in (in, at, on; into) + dicō (indicate; dedicate; set apart).

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index m, f (genitive indicis); third declension

  1. A pointer, indicator.
  2. The index finger, forefinger.
  3. A sign, indication, proof, mark, token, index.
  4. An informer, discoverer, director, talebearer, guide, witness, betrayer, spy.
  5. (of books) A title, superscription.
  6. (of books) An index, catalogue, table, list, summary, digest.
  7. (of paintings or statues) An inscription.

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative index indicēs
genitive indicis indicum
dative indicī indicibus
accusative indicem indicēs
ablative indice indicibus
vocative index indicēs

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  • index in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

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Noun[edit]

index n

  1. an index

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