• Index
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n indexing the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Beauty is the index of a larger fact than wisdom.”
  • Abigail Van Buren
    Abigail Van Buren
    “The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “There is no greater index of character so sure as the voice.”
  • Tertullian
    “You can judge the quality of their faith from the way they behave. Discipline is an index to doctrine.”
  • Zadoc Rabinowitz
    Zadoc Rabinowitz
    “A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.”
  • Nadine Gordimer
    “Exile as a mode of genius no longer exists; in place of Joyce we have the fragments of work appearing in Index on Censorship.”


In literature:

The money-lender picked up his cards, and partially opening them glanced keenly at the index numerals.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
The teacher should discover by assignments made in class what degree of proficiency in the use of an index is already possessed by his pupils.
"The Teaching of History" by Ernest C. Hartwell
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
This was partly because the first name in the index that she looked up was that of Watkins, Thelma Bennett, single, machinist.
"Living Alone" by Stella Benson
With 9 Maps, 96 Illustrations, Appendices, and an Index.
"A Woman's Part in a Revolution" by Natalie Harris Hammond
To make a general index to your library does away with the necessity for indexing individual volumes that are not already indexed.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The results of these indexes were somewhat curious.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
A classified index of famous historic characters.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
The Literary Diary; or, Complete Common Place BOOK, with Locke's Index.
"Notes and Queries, Issue No. 61, December 28, 1850" by Various
A complete Index of the Matter contained in the Bible Text.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
Proctor, R. An index to the early printed books in the British Museum.
"Catalogue of the William Loring Andrews Collection of Early Books in the Library of Yale University" by Anonymous
Index (names) = nomaro.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
This index arc is divided into thirty degrees, with three or four supplementary degrees on each side, as shown.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
Complete in 4 vols., with full Index.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Any writing can only be an index to the institutions of a people.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
After indexing, the fixture is clamped by two T-bolts which engage a circular T-slot.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
Her right index finger traced a design on the tablecloth.
"The Gray Phantom" by Herman Landon
With Index; and Prefatory Memoir by Rev.
"W. & R. Chambers Selected Catalogue 1892" by Various
Each volume has an index of names.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
The index is scant.
"Sunday-School Success" by Amos R. Wells

In poetry:

Don't mind if the index of sense is at zero,
Use words that run smoothly, whatever they mean;
Leander and Lilian and Lillibullero
Are much the same thing in the rhyming machine.
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
ERE yet the warning chimes of midnight sound,
Set back the flaming index of the year,
Track the swift-shifting seasons in their round
Through fivescore circles of the swinging sphere!
"Humboldt’s Birthday" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
We will sidestep, and to the final smirk
Dally the doom of that inevitable thumb
That slowly chafes its puckered index toward us,
Facing the dull squint with what innocence
And what surprise!
"Chaplinesque" by Harold Hart Crane
While moments pass on pinions fleet,
And youth in beauty effloresces,
The joy that finds itself complete
In honeyed words and soft caresses,
Alas! an index seems to be
Of perilous inconstancy.
"Passer Le Temps" by Hattie Howard
But there's a glory brighter far
Than all that earth has given;
A beacon, like the index-star,
That points the way to heaven:
It is a life well spent--its close
The cloudless sundown of repose.
"Champions Of Liberty." by George Pope Morris
A Chinese tooth! African jaw!
Drool, says a nervous system,
for a joyous replacing. Heat burns off dew.
Between the Ices (Mindel-Würm)
in a world I ever saw
some of my drying people indexed: "Warm."
"Dream Song 30: "Collating bones: I would have liked to do"" by John Berryman

In news:

In America, third-quarter profits and revenues for companies in the S&P 500 index appear to have fallen year on year for the first time since 2009, according to Thomson Reuters.
The stocks in the S&P 500 have dropped 8% so far in 2012, by far the worst performing and only negative-returning sector in an index whose price has increased 4% this year.
A gourmet version of the Big Mac index suggests that the yuan is not that undervalued.
See full index for Miscellaneous.
Index of Jackie Robinson Articles.
"2000 Index IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics , Vol 6," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics , vol 6, no.
Using real-world data collected from its users, the company has developed a congestion index which compares peak to non-peak travel times and calculates the percentage difference.
The congestion index of 26 cities in North America, released Thursday, also says Montreal and Toronto round out the Top 5 worst cities for congestion after San Francisco, in third place.
The first quarterly congestion index by TomTom, which covers 26 major North American cities, found that on average, journey times in Vancouver take 30 per cent longer during peak congestion periods than when traffic is flowing freely.
Consumer Price Index .
Consumer price index creeps up in March.
The NBA's reigning rookie of the year fractured his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas.
The researchers tested the tactile sensitivity of 50 men and 50 women by pressing their index fingertips against two surfaces, which had grooves running in different directions.
London is still the world's foremost travel destination, according to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.
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In science:

As another example, consider an index grouping structural IDs by the element tags, as in or the LIndex in : the path set associated to every index entry includes all paths ending in a given tag. A path index such as PIndex or a path-partitioned store provides access to data from one path at a time.
Path Summaries and Path Partitioning in Modern XML Databases
The resulting oscillations using FITDEX on primordial models with a spectral index n = 1 (solid line) is compared to a model with different spectral index n = 0.9 (long dashed line) and a running spectral index with α = 0.1 (short dashed line).
Probing Dark Energy with Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations at High Redshifts
From the definition of the accidental detection index, a test for a fault with a higher accidental detection index will detect more faults accidentally than a test for a fault with a lower accidental detection index.
The Accidental Detection Index as a Fault Ordering Heuristic for Full-Scan Circuits
The terms indexed in F 1 have more than σ factors in total, while the terms indexed in F 2 have σ factors in total but strictly fewer than s factors ∇(p)P . (In other words, the terms indexed in F 1 , F 2 are “better” than the terms in P (g )worst−piece ).
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants I: On a conjecture of Deser and Schwimmer
We then say that we replace the internal contraction ζ by a free index if we erase the index a and make the index a into a free index.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants I: On a conjecture of Deser and Schwimmer
We constrain this 5D parameter space with at least 4 observed quantities – the ν fν peak frequency νγ , the spectral index below νγ , the flux fγ at νγ , the decay time of a single pulse in a GRB LC tγ ; p, the power law index, is constrained by the high energy spectral index, for ν > νγ .
A general scheme for modeling gamma-ray burst prompt emission
A(1)-index is a p SD, the A(2)-index is a p.p SD, and the A(h)-index is the ph SD.
DescribeX: A Framework for Exploring and Querying XML Web Collections
Proposals like 1-index [MS99], APEX [CMS02], A(k)-index [KSBG02], and D(k)-index [QLO03] can provide, at best, a description equivalent to the p∗ SD and thus a similar performance to that reported on the first row of each query.
DescribeX: A Framework for Exploring and Querying XML Web Collections
L (c, p)) = |c| + 1 − n + index(p), where index(p) is the index of the critical point p of the function H |L .
Effect of Legendrian Surgery
T1 and then contracting the upper index is against the free index is ; the second summand arises by adding a derivative ∇is onto the second factor T2 and then contracting the upper index is against the free index is etc.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
We draw our conclusion with a little more notation: We break the index set Lµ into subsets Lz , z ∈ Z , (Z is finite) with the rule that each Lz indexes tensor fields with the same refined double character, and conversely two tensor fields with the same refined double character must be indexed in the same Lz .
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
Moreover, we claim that if al l the tensor fields indexed in H2 (in (2.2)) do not have a free index in ∇Y then we may assume that the tensor fields indexed in D in (2.4) have the same property.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
We start by a preparatory claim: Let us denote by Lµ,♯ ⊂ Lµ the index set of µ-tensor fields for which the factor ∇(2)Ω1 contains a free index, say the index i1 wlog.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
By weight considerations, since we started out with no “bad terms” in Lemma 2.1, we will not encounter no “forbidden tensor fields” for Lemma 4.10 in . 40Recall that a special index in a factor ∇(m)Rijkl is an internal index, while a special index in a factor S∗∇(ν )Rijkl is an index k , l .
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
We observe that for each h ∈ H a,+ 2 we can now construct a tensor field by erasing the index in the factor ∇(m)Rijkl that contracts against the factor ∇ω2 and making the index in ∇ω2 into a free index iβ .
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V