Meaning of INDEX in English

INDEX

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

body mass index

Your body mass index is your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters.

card index

consumer price index

Dow Jones Index

FTSE Index

index card

index finger

price index

retail price index

share index

stock index

thumb index

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

retail

The value of these stocks is uprated each year in line with changes in the retail price index .

The account pays interest at 4.5% gross over the headline retail price index .

Pensions were instead linked to the retail prices index .

But both companies' increase in money sales merely matched the six-fold increase in the retail prices index over the 20 years.

Food prices have consistently risen less than the retail prices index .

Most important, there is an assurance that pension rights are linked to the retail prices index .

The state pension is increased annually in line with the retail price index .

Pensions are increased each year in line with the retail prices index .

■ NOUN

card

Telephone numbers can be kept separately, on a card index or in a contact book.

The reports are indexed by subject and location as appropriate on a card index.

For instance, he collects on his little card index all references in Wells to feeding, eating, and patent medicines.

Within a file, information is organized in a number of records, rather like the cards in a card index .

His job was to make a card index of suspect radicals - anyone who wrote or talked against government.

Once inside they went to the card index .

This computerised index replaced a card index system that used to have to be updated by hand by bureaux staff.

cards

He had already reached into a drawer and pulled out two index cards .

We even had to use index cards .

Writing out 1500 index cards is just as time consuming as producing 1500 letters.

Cut one of the index cards in half lengthwise.

He turned to the desk where there were several index cards in a little pile.

I put all my notes on index cards .

Apart from the accumulation of translated index cards , Edward and I made little progress, but our humour was good.

The information is stored on index cards , with each card listing the totals for each individual salesperson.

finger

Carolyn took it quickly and inserted her index finger under one of the flaps of folded-over, Sellotaped paper.

They also lost left wing Dave Reid with about 14 minutes left because of a broken left index finger .

The point of the heel crushed the tip of his index finger , splitting the nail as far as the cuticle.

But it was only the sensational Jamie, twirling a diamante choker on his index finger .

Now, gently stretch-pull each of your toes between your thumb and index finger .

According to Winston, men generally have a longer ring finger than index finger.

My index finger started developing an involuntary twitch towards the fast forward button.

Houghton pressed a button and the index finger patterns appeared.

ftse

The FTSE index of leading shares jumped 40.7 to 2,621.2.

The FTSE index of leading shares jumped 83.1 points to 2567.0 yesterday - a net gain of 196 points on the week.

The FTSE index of leading shares fell 5.5 to 2,580.5.

Yesterday's close compared with the 1,793.1 at which the FTSE index ended 1988.

The FTSE index plunged 41 points to 2560.

The FTSE index of leading shares jumped 38.8 to 2,356.8.

The FTSE index of leading shares plunged 20.2 to 2,601.0.

The FTSE index climbed 19.3 to 2,572.3.

futures

In this context, capital market theory is used to derive an expression for the risk premium of index futures .

They bulked up on cash, bought stock index futures but also placed a big, new wager.

Capital market theory implies that, for index futures , there is a risk premium.

Since then the CBoT has launched various bond and stock index futures contracts though many have been delisted due to insufficient trading volumes.

Index arbitrage is used to gain risk-free profits from short-term differences in the price of the index futures and the underlying shares.

Thus, share prices reflect less information than before the introduction of index futures .

The additional transactions costs were only for selling 20 index futures .

Therefore, it is likely that subsequent empirical studies will confirm this negative relationship for index futures .

market

The forward market index fell 73.25 to 6,589.07.

The Merval stock market index rose 6. 86 points to 548. 19.

The market index eased 0.06 percent.

The stock market index , meanwhile, has risen 8 percent.

That part of the Standard and Poor 500 market index not explained by the first 4 factors.

Finstat's figures are dragged down by that spread, as a market index is not.

It should prove attractive to investors who, for other reasons, wish to have an investment in the market index .

page

An example of this index page is shown in figure 11.2.

Option 7.3.0 - Process Modelling Operations provides an index page to the process model options available via the user image.

All these facilities are accessed from the index page shown in figure 8.1.

Figure 8.1 shows two successive index pages .

Two methods of selection are allowed: Selection from the displays of successive index pages .

price

The value of these stocks is uprated each year in line with changes in the retail price index .

Pensions were instead linked to the retail prices index .

Release of the producer price index and consumer price indexes will follow, she said.

In constructing a price index , there are two important initial steps.

Well, the consumer price index rose just 1 percent in January, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Most important, there is an assurance that pension rights are linked to the retail prices index .

Inflation, if you assume the consumer price index is overstated, is barely measurable.

■ VERB

calculate

One is to provide that the rent shall be calculated as if the index had not been adjusted.

A more accurate assessment can be gained by calculating your body mass index or your percentage of body fat.

Measure and calculate the detour index for the route between Plymouth and Exeter.

fall

The forward market index fell 73.25 to 6,589.07.

The Nasdaq composite index fell 7. 45 to 1, 073. 05.

Another concern is that, if foreigners do start selling, the index could fall quickly.

For the day, the index fell 0. 53.

The FTSE100 index fell to its lowest level of the year.

In Tokyo Wednesday, the Nikkei index fell 70. 86 points to close the morning session at 20581. 22.

The index has fallen by about 5 percent over the past month.

Of 107 stocks in the statewide index , 36 fell , 43 advanced, and 28 were unchanged today.

show

Index: This column shows the index to which the company belongs as at December 9 2000.

But price changes, as shown in the index charts below, will vary in the 10 metropolitan areas examined.

use

We even had to use index cards.

Instead, home records are located using the bucket index and overflow records via the home bucket and a tag.

The table of contents is used as an index for finding particular material.

Terminology is controlled by establishing the terms that are to be used in an index or catalogue.

Other terms which are useful access points but which will not be used as index terms are listed in light type.

In treated patients and in controls six samples were used for each index .

Third, work absenteeism on account of illness has been used as an index of morbidity.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the Dow Jones Index

the FTSE Index

the retail price index

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

It's a lot quicker if you use the index .

Look under B in the index to see if biology is covered in the book.

The changing size of an infant's head is considered an index of brain growth.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An example of this index page is shown in figure 6.2.

Telecom and smelting shares pulled down the broader Topix index of all shares on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

That is rarer still for a worldwide index .

The Dow Jones index surged 47.63 points in late trading to close at 3353.76 having risen by 124 points in four sessions.

The forward market index fell 73.25 to 6,589.07.

The Nasdaq composite index slumped 20. 33 points, or 1. 2 percent, at 1, 650. 92.

The Philadelphia Fed said its general economic index fell to negative 16. 6 for January from 11. 3 in December.

The Topix index lost 1. 79, or 0. 11 percent, to 1, 585. 52.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

document

Exhaustivity is represented by the number of themes that are indexed in a document .

Secondary information services typically index a document into terms of an indexing language which can be considered a semantic net.

inflation

The personal exemption was nearly doubled to $ 2, 000 in 1989 and then indexed for inflation .

The Republican budget would increase the exclusion to $ 750, 000 and index it for inflation .

The failure to index depreciation schedules for inflation is devastating for manufacturing and other industries that require long-term investments.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Alternatives, such as increasing the penalty for early retirement and adjusting benefit indexing, should also be discussed.

In the bottom-up approach the paragraphs are first collected, and the semantic net is built as the paragraphs are indexed.

It is presented in an A4 ring binder and each section is well indexed.

The ranking would index the impact of various diseases and other health indicators.

The reports are indexed by subject and location as appropriate on a card index.

The Republican budget would increase the exclusion to $ 750, 000 and index it for inflation.

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