index index  /ˈɪn dɛks/


  1. (n) a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  2. (n) a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
  3. (n) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
  4. (n) an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed
  5. (n) the finger next to the thumb
  6. (v) list in an index
  7. (v) provide with an index
  8. (v) adjust through indexation


  1. Figuring out a nation's economic growth isn't easy, but a global index can help clear the path.
  2. The popularity of index tracker funds has sparked debate among investors.
  3. Figuring out a nation's economic growth isn't easy, but a global index can help clear the path.


  1. Another Index Provider Sends Greece to Emerging Status

    The Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (NYSEArca: GREK) endured a dismal March, tumbling19.2% from March 4 through the end of the month. One of the reasons behind that slide was the decision by index provider ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ETF Trends via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Why Index Funds Are Really Actively Managed

    When an investor chooses between two index funds with different holdings, that investor is making an active management decision just as an investor choosing between to non-index funds with different holdings makes an active management decision.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. DB ETC Index Plc UK Regulatory Announcement: Value per Security

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DB ETC INDEX PLC Dated: 11 June 2013 COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT Immediate Release 11 June 2013 DB ETC Index plc (the Issuer) (incorporated and registered in Jersey under the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 (as amended) with registered number 103783) Re: Value per Security of ETC Securities Announcement The Issuer is providing the Value per Security for the ETC Securities for the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire


  1. "The index now contains approximately twelve thousand individuals, of which approximately ninety-seven percent are citizens of the United States," Hoover wrote in the now-declassified document. "In order to make effective these apprehensions,...
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: J Edgar Hoover Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The rate of CPI (consumer price index) increase is likely to be a little above three per cent in the near term, due to the effects of increases in tobacco taxes announced earlier in the year and significant increases in prices for utilities,"...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Glenn Stevens Source: CFO World

  3. "The issue is not only (blacks) doing better, but in closing these persistent gaps in statistics in this country," Morial told The Associated Press. "Our index shows that the gap in African-American status is about 71 percent that of white...
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Marc Morial Source: Newsweek

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