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From the name (Refidex) of a particular brand of street directory, possibly from ref(erence) + (i)n(dex).


refidex (plural refidexes)

  1. (Australia, Queensland, informal) Any street directory.
    • 1997, Melissa Lucashenko, Steam pigs, page 76:
      And with a refidex in the glovebox, she couldn't see any huge problems.
    • 1998 December 10, "Roy Wilke" (username), "Shortest distance between stations", in aus-rail, Usenet:
      The refidex shows that Clayfield and Hendra are 500 metres apart, and "Airport" and "Eagle Farm" are 1.1km apart.
    • 1999 April 6, "Ben Fowler" (username), "Linux user groups for Brisbane??I", in aus.computers.linux, Usenet:
      The meetings themselves are held in Hawken Building at UQ (building 50 on the campus refidexes), and the next one will be Saturday week.
    • 2001 December 28, "Cruiser" (username), "The Week in Review (v long)", in alt.ozdebate, Usenet:
      I'm driving, Kristy's navigating. For somebody who isn't used to reading a refidex she does a damn fine job.
    • 2010, [1]:
      Even when UBD (Universal Business Directory’s) bought out Refidex, they continued to put Refidex on the front cover. Actually any street directory to a Brisbanite is a “refidex”.