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Blend of sound +‎ index


Soundex (plural Soundexes)

  1. (information science) A phonetic algorithm for indexing names by their English pronunciation, based on the most probably significant consonants, so that a search for a misspelled name may find the desired one.
    • 2022, Wallace Wang, Beginning Programming All-in-One For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 439:
      Basically, the Soundex algorithm converts each string into an alphanumeric code that begins with the first letter of the string.


Soundex (third-person singular simple present Soundexes, present participle Soundexing, simple past and past participle Soundexed)

  1. (information science, transitive) To index using the phonetic Soundex algorithm.