indices indices  /ˈɪn dɪ ˌsiz/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  1. Perhaps never before in our history have business men given such close attention to the price indices for commodities.
  2. Following dismal sessions Wednesday and Thursday, activity on Asian indices Friday was mixed, with Toyko's Nikkei up 2.
  3. That souring of spirits was evidenced Wednesday with indices sliding across Asia and Europe, and Wall Street following suit with a 7.

News

  1. Did You Know There Are Two 3-D Printing Industry Indices?

    Did You Know There Are Two 3-D Printing Industry Indices?        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. S&P 500 Stock Buybacks Increase Slightly in First Quarter

    NEW YORK, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today that preliminary results show that S&P 500® stock buybacks, or share repurchases, increased 0.8% to $100.0 billion during the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices

    S&P Dow Jones Indices Announces Changes to the S&P/TSX Canadian Indices
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Prices for condominiums can behave differently than those for single family homes," says David Blitzer , Managing Director & Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard and Poor's. "Having access to a broader range of indices will allow...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Wolf Blitzer Source: SYS-CON Brasil

  2. Stephen Green, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, said: "HSBC has long recognized the importance of climate change and has shown real commitment to addressing the risks and opportunities it brings. In developing tailored climate change indices we...
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Stephen Green Source: Die Welt

  3. "The time for shareholder rewards has come, and it appears likely that a dividend will be implemented in 2008, and perhaps inclusion in US indices," Lacroix said.
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Pierre Lacroix Source: News1130

Word of the Day
nebulous nebulous
/ˈnɛb jə ləs /