A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book, usually giving the page on which a particular word or topic may be found; -- usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume. Typically found only in non-fiction books.
(1) In a book, an alphabetical list of the topics or names, giving the numbers of the pages on which they appear; (2) A research tool that organizes subjects, names, titles, etc. to help you to locate information. A periodical index makes citations to articles accessible by subject, keywords, author and/or other information. The University Libraries has subscribed to a large number of online periodical indexes and databases for the UNL community. They are available for use by current students, faculty and staff at Article Indexes & Databases
(1) A separate collection of cards, extra copies of documents, cross-reference sheets, or other forms arranged differently from the related record series to make it easier to locate relevant documents. See also CROSS-REFERENCE.(2) A manual or automated listing arranged differently from a related record series or system to speed retrieval of relevant files. See also FINDING AIDS.
An index is something that points at other information - a program will often use an index to locate a particular record on a file - same concept as an index in a book. Most Database s make use of indexes
An alphabetical list of names and topics usually found at the end of a book, which directs a person to the parts of the book where those names or topics are discussed. Also a reference tool listing articles found in books and journals arranged by subject.
A list of words used to point to library resources. These words represent an aspect of a bibliographic record and are organized into searchable files used to locate these bibliographic records in a database.
In internet terms, the index is the structured set of information that you can query when you use a Search engine or Directory. The index is constructed by crawlers which have been searching the web in the case of Search Engines and in the case of Directories it contains the summaries of the website which have been categorised.
usually a serial publication consisting of lists of bibliographic reference s that can be searched and found under subject headings (controlled terms) and subheadings. Many indexes also interfile author headings with subject headings. In print indexes, headings are in alphabetical order. an alphabetical list of topics and/or names at the end of a book, including page numbers on which topics or names are discussed. See also *NEWSPAPER INDEX; *PERIODICAL INDEX.
An alphabetically arranged list of names, places, and topics treated in a printed work which gives the page number(s) on which each topic is discussed. Usually located at the end of a book, or in the last volume of a multi-volume work. More broadly, a finding-guide to the contents of published material in a library collection, or in a specific field of research.
A detailed alphabetical list or table of topics, names of persons, places, etc., treated or mentioned in a book or series of books, pointing out their exact positions in the volume, usually by page number.
(compared with concordance) A method of accessing the information that is contained in a document. An index is an ordered list (typically, alphabetic) of words and phrases. It contain cross-references (page numbers or links) to pages or topics in a document. For an example, see the index to this web site. An index and a concordance are superficially similar (both are ordered lists). Functionally, they are very different. A concordance lists only words or phrases that appear in a document. Typically, these are product names, technical terminology, acronyms and so on. An index captures the essential meaning of the topics in a document. Some index entries may not appear in the body of the document itself. For example, there may be an index entry, 'data output'. This might direct readers to topics that deal with printing reports and exporting CSV. The term 'data output' might not appear in either of these topics. See also table of contents.
Indexes maintain a presorted order of fields that speed up queries, searches, etc. In Access, you can assign any field as indexed - typically you pick a field that will be used a lot for searches, links etc. Indexes may also be unique - preventing duplicate values in that field Like the primary key, an index may be more than one field - using the combined values of several fields
A systematically arranged list giving enough information for each item to be found. Periodical indexes list articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers. An index of a book lists names and subjects with the page numbers where they can be found in the book.
The alphabetized list of names or subjects at the end of a nonfiction book that gives page numbers where each entry can be found in the book. An index can only be prepared once the book's pagination has been finalized.
An alphabetical list of topics with references to where those topics may be found in a book, periodical, newspaper, etc. Indexes may be found in individual books or may be a set of volumes themselves, i.e. New York Times Index, Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, Play Index, etc.
1. To list names, subjects, or other information alphabetically. 2. A finding aid in paper, card, or other form which contains alphabetically organized information about holdings in the archives, based on subject, author, chronological, or geographical categories.
A listing at the back of a book, containing alphabetically organized subjects or topics and the pages on which they are found. Pages with images may be indicated by italics or bolding. Also a listing of items that may be found in a database, as in an abstract index.
(1) An alphabetical listing in the public records of the names of parties to recorded real estate instruments together with the book and page number of the record. (2) The listing in abstract and title plants of recorded real estate instruments in groups according to land descriptions, known as a geographic index. (3) The alphabetical listing in abstract and title plants, by names of the parties, of all recorded instruments that affect but do not describe particular real estate, such as judgments, powers of attorney, wills and probate proceedings. Such indexes are known by various names, such as "general index," "judgment index" and "name index."
Arranged alphabetically and by subject with page numbers, the index breaks the book down into all the many sub-topics and ideas covered in the body of the book. Desktop publishing software can often handle the creation of simple index pages. More complex indexing is often accomplished with third-party software and the services of a professional indexer.
An INDEX file defines attribute and organizational information about an object (for example, depot, product, or fileset). INDEX files exist in the depot catalog and the Installed Products Database to described their respective contents.
A list of important words and phrases that appear throughout a help volume. The index is an alphabetical list of the words or phrases that can be searched to find help on a subject. The Help Syste displays the index when the user chooses the Index button (in a general help dialog box). See also Index Search dialog box.
An alphabetical list of subjects, authors, titles, keywords, etc. which guides you to the contents of a document or group of documents. Most paper and electronic indexes allow you to browse an alphabetical list; electronic indexes, in addition, allow you to search by keyword or phrase. See also Citation index, Periodical Index.
An electronic or print publication which provides citations to journal articles or other resources in some area of knowledge. Increasingly these are found online and contain the full text of articles and other resources, and thus are also called full text databases or databases.
An "index" is a list of the messages contained in a conference or a mail folder. Indexes generally show the date of the message, its title (or subject), the name of the user who wrote it, and an indication (with a "*" marker) of whether you have read that message.
Each index is either a single alphabetic character or an integer, each preceded by the period symbol ``.''. Integer indices are known and fixed. Character indices are allowed to vary (to take several different possible integer values), and are intended to become known at some future time.
In the context of this workbook, an index is a periodical that lists or contains bibliographic citations to articles or full-text articles (and sometimes reports, dissertations, book reviews, books, and chapters of books). Indexes are organized so that the citations or full-text articles can be searched by subject (and often by author, title, keyword, date, etc.) They usually specialize in a specific discipline, geographic area, or type of material indexed, but they can be multidisciplinary. Indexes are available in print and electronic formats.
A list of subject terms arranged in alphabetical order which leads you to further information. Back-of-the-book indexes guide you to information within the book. In a set of encyclopedias, the index is often the last volume and directs you to further information wherever that information appears in the set. The index is a good place to begin searching because information often appears in many articles in addition to the main entry. (See also Periodical index.)
a list of terms (such as subject headings or descriptors, author names or title words) describing journal articles, books, etc., and giving information needed to locate the articles, etc. Indexes are explained in OWL 3.
an alphabetical or systematic arrangement of terms used as a guide to the contents of a book, periodical articles, or group of documents. nterlibrary Loan (ILL) - a service which provides books or journal articles not found at SCSU for students, faculty, and staff of SCSU.
A collection of like data (e.g., authors' names, titles, publication dates) that can be searched within a database. Thus, when you search a SiteSearch database, you must specify the index you wish to search, such as the author index, title index, keyword index, etc. Indexes within a SiteSearch database are created according to the index definitions contained in the database's description (.dsc) file.
database in which each record represents a periodical article or other document. Each record describes an article by giving its title, author's name, publication information, and a list of topics covered by the article. Use the "Back" button at the top of your screen to return to the previous screen.
A programming term that denotes a list of records, sorted by some value. An index could be formed from a mailing list to sort by name. The actual list would not be sorted, but by reading the index, the file could be presented in sorted order.
The process of analysing some data, e.g. web pages, and recording the occurences of keyword for later use by search engines. Indexing programs read pages throughout the web and add a description of their contents to a database that can be searched by users looking for specific information. » Back to top of screen
(a) A list of the major topics, places, and people discussed in a book or other source. The index often appears at the end of a book and usually directs readers to relevant page numbers. (b) A tool containing a list of citations to articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers on a particular subject, in a specific discipline, or published in a given time period. Indexes differ from each other in scope, content (some contain full-text; some don't), and years of coverage. Unlike the Library Catalogue, indexes may also include information about publications that aren't available at Davidson. The Library has a wide variety of print and online indexes.
An ordered list used to speed retrieval of entries from a file based on a value in some field or fields. The term "simple index" refers to an index that stores the data for a single field; the term "compound index" refers to an index that stores the data for more than one field. Indexes are created and maintained via cross-references.
an alphabetical list of topics, names of persons, authors or titles which serves as a guide to finding information in a publication or a group of publications. In the library you may use journal indexes to find references to journal articles.
An alphabetical list of topics, names, etc., treated in a book, group of books, magazine or newspaper, with references to the pages on which the topics or names are discussed. A periodical index, which treats items appearing in periodicals, is one type of index.
An index is an alphabetical listing of topics covered within a book with corresponding page numbers. The index is usually found at the back of the book, after the main text. An index can also help you to find journal articles on a particular subject. An Index assists you in finding journal articles on a particular subject. Indexes may be available in several formats such as CD-Rom, online or print. Indexes for various subjects can be found through Subject [email protected] For assistance inquire at any branch Library.
Usually an alpha-numeric list of keys generated from the database with pointers back to the records. Typically allows for faster searches and logical operations. Most systems do not do a total sequential search, they look in an index. Syn. Dictionary
An index is a tool used to locate information such as JOURNAL and newspaper articles (and sometimes books or book chapters). Some indexes are general, covering many topic areas, others cover only one topic but in great depth. Indexes can be in online or paper format. Generally a person searches the index using subject words, AUTHOR'S name or words from the title. The index may retrieve a list of CITATIONS (the information necessary to find the item such as dates and page numbers) or it may retrieve the actual text of the resource.
A research tool that lets you find information in periodicals, books and conference proceedings. Some indexes are general, pointing at information in a wide variety of sources, while others only look at the literature in one subject area. Indexes can be electronic or paper. An example of a general paper index is the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. An example of a subject-specific electronic index is PsycInfo. The word "index" is also used to describe what these resources do with a periodical. So, PsycInfo indexes many psychology journals.
The term "index" refers to either: Subject index: A list of items in a particular subject area, organized by the features (e.g. author, title, specific subject) of the items. These indexes are produced in various formats: paper form, like books or magazines. electronic form - often called databases. A list in a subject index or database of all the terms used in a particular field. Examples include: Author index - Index to the authors of the items Title index - Index to the titles of the items Subject index - Index to the subjects associated with the items.
Points to where information can be found. 1) A finding aid that arranges (by author, title, or subject) citations to articles from a selected group of periodicals. 2) A listing at the end of books, encyclopedias, etc. that indicates by author, title and/or subject the location of information within the book or encyclopedia.
(1) An optional structure associated with a table, used by ORACLE Server to locate rows of that table quickly; can be used to guarantee that every row is unique. Database users create and drop indexes with SQL statements. (2) An alphabetical or systematic listing of subjects that refers to the position of each subject in a document or collection of documents. See also text indexes.
A systematic, searchable guide to the contents of a database. Also, a subject/author/title listing in the back of a book. EXAMPLE: EBSCOhost indexes over 12,000 journal titles, with articles searchable by author, title, subject, or natural language.
1) (noun) â€“ an organized list of articles in magazines, books, anthologies, etc. 2) (noun) â€“ an alphabetical list of topics given at the end of a book that offers page locations for those topics 3) (verb) â€“ to list or indicate
A list of topics, names, etc., treated in a book with references to the pages where they occur. A guide by author, subject, or title to information in other published sources such as periodicals, which gives sufficient bibliographic information to enable a user to retrieve the material. A term sometimes used by patrons for the library catalogue.
A type of search engine listing in which pages are "ranked" in some way for their relevance to a particular search term. Google is the classic example. Yahoo and MSN now also have highly competitive indexes. These three account for something like 80% plus of all search engine traffic (which is why it is pointless to pay for those services that promise to "blast your site to 8 million search engines" for a fee).
a list of names, topics, etc., which directs you to where the names, topics, etc., are discussed. Many books have an alphabetical index at the end, helping readers to discover on what pages a subject is dealt with. Some electronic and printed publications are indexes, enabling users to discover quickly what journal articles (and sometimes other types of publication) have been written on a particular subject or by a particular author. Internet - This is the global network of networks. All computers linked to the Internet use the same protocol to make sure that information flows easily. The Internet includes facilities such as the World Wide Web, FTP and e.mail.
A reference tool used to identify citations to articles or other materials on a topic. There are indexes to help you identify periodical articles, essays, literature, biographies, and so on. Many periodical indexes are computerized and are mounted on the University of Manitoba Libraries' network, NETDOC. The index of a book is an alphabetical list at the end of a book or set of books (an encyclopedia for example) which gives page references to subjects and names found in the book.
Also called a database, journal index, periodical index, or e-index when available electronically. This is an organized collection of citations and abstracts of journal articles in a particular subject. Use an index to locate articles on a topic. General Science Abstracts is an example.
A collection of information that a SEARCH ENGINE or DIRECTORY has gathered and makes available to searchers. SEARCH ENGINES typically have copies of web pages, while DIRECTORIES usually have summaries of web sites. Can also be used to describe the process that SEARCH ENGINES use to analyze web pages, extract content and add that content to the database.
(1) An alphabetical list which covers the most important information mentioned in a written work. For each item mentioned, the index gives the page where it is discussed. (2) In a database, an index is the collection of search keys that point to the records in the database that match the search. See also Periodical Index.
A list of subjects, names, titles, etc., that helps you to locate information. A periodical index lists articles by subject or author. A book index is a list at the end of a book which gives page numbers where names and subjects can be found in the book.
1. Alphabetical list of the subjects discussed in a book with corresponding page numbers. 2. An index may also list subjects located in various places, for example a periodical index lists articles located in many periodicals. These types of indexes may be in print form, on CD-ROM or online.
The database of webpages maintained by a search engine or directory. See also search engine and directory. // junk hit A visit that yields neither relevant data for the user, nor a good lead for the website owner. See also false drop. // KEI Keyword Effectiveness Index. KEI is a mathematical formula that reveals the most effective keyword phrases and terms to use for website optimization.
1. A list of names or topics usually found at the end of a publication directing you to the pages where the names or topics are discussed. 2. A printed or electronic publication listing references to periodical articles or books by subject and/or author.
discovery tool that provides access to the contents of publications, mainly periodical articles. Indexes are sometimes called “periodical indexes” or if they contain individual abstracts for each article, they may themselves be called “abstracts.” Electronic indexes may be called “indexing databases,” “abstracting databases” or, if they contain the entire text of some of the publications they index, “fulltext databases.
A printed or electronic resource indicating where a source of information may be located. For example, an index located at the back of a book is an alphabetical list of topics covered in that book, along with references to the pages where the topics are discussed. Multi-volume encyclopedias, such as the Encyclopedia of Religions, often have a separate index volume that refers the reader to the specific volume(s) and pages that have information on the desired topic. periodical index, such as the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, offers different access points to search by, such as author name, subject, or type of article. Electronic indexes provide easy access to information using search strategies that may have otherwise taken you through volume after volume.
a resource that provides access to units within a larger source, such as articles within a journal or chapters within a book; commonly refers to specifically to print indexes (online indexes are called databases); abstracting sources like Social Work Abstracts may also be referred to as indexes, though they are better defined as abstracts.
A systematic guide to the contents of a file, document, or group of documents, consisting of an ordered arrangement of terms or other symbols representing the contents and references, code numbers, page number, etc., for accessing the contents.
A collection of files with stat information, whose contents are stored as objects. The index is a stored version of your working tree. Truth be told, it can also contain a second, and even a third version of a working tree, which are used when merging. See also: IndexFile
A systematically arranged list of authors, subjects, proper names, titles, etc. appearing or mentioned in a particular publication or group of publications. An index might cover a single item (such as a book) or a number of periodicals, government or institutional publications, or the like. Specialized indexes and abstracts are often used by researchers to identify needed material which has appeared in their discipline.
In relation to search engines the index is either the list of web pages which the search engine will display when a user searches for a keyword or it is the verb describing what the search engine does with the web pages it finds.
a compilation in book or database form of short descriptions or citations of journal articles or book chapters. These descriptions include the author(s) names, the title of the article, the title of the journal it appeared in, the particular volume and issue, the date of that issue and the page numbers of the article. Short descriptions of the contents of the article, in abstract form and/or subject headings in a controlled vocabulary are part of the citations in an index.
An alphabetical list or subjects treated in a book or set of books or database that tells the reader on which pages in the book s/he might information on that subject. OR … Lists subjects, people, places, etc. where a researcher might find information. For example, a student looking for information on "drug abuse" in The Student Resource Center would be led to articles in Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Business Week , etc.
(1) Similar to a database, a printed or electronic publication made up of citations to periodical articles or books by subject and/or author. Periodical indexes may include abstracts that summarize the material that is listed. See also bibliography. (2) A list of names or topics usually found at the end of a publication, directing you to the page where the names and topics are discussed.
An alphabetical or numerical list describing the items in a collection and where they may be found,e.g. the index at the back of a book, a library catalog or an article index such as Infotrac; most indexes in libraries are now in electronic form and more commonly called databases.
A list, in alphabetical or numerical order, of the topics, names, etc. that are treated or mentioned in a publication or group of publications, along with references to the pages where the topics are discussed. Author, subject and title indexes are common; the type of index depends on the type of material covered in the publication. An index might be for a book, an encyclopedia, a group of periodicals, newspapers, government documents, etc.
(1.) A table containing the key value and location of each record in an indexed file. (2.) A computer storage position or register whose contents identify a particular element in a set of elements. (3.) A list of the contents of a file or a document, together with keys or references for locating the contents. See also base register.
An index is a data structure associated with a table that is logically ordered by the values of a key. It improves database performance and access speed. You normally create indexes for columns that you access regularly, and where response time is important. Indexes are most effective when they are used on columns that contain mostly unique values. Information – Data that has been processed in such a way that it can increase the knowledge of the person who receives it. Information is the output, or finished goods, of information systems. Information is also what individuals assimilate and evaluate to solve problems or make decisions.
Plural: indices / indexes. Referring to the searchable database of documents stored by a search engine - often simply referred to as a search engine's database. When used as a verb, it describes the process of converting a collection into a searchable database. The term is sometimes also used to refer to directories like ODP .
The list used by the search engine of each word on the Web, along with which pages each word is on. When a searcher enters a query, the search engine looks for the words in that query in the search index and locates the pages that contain those words. The search index is the primary database of a search engine, and no search engine can work without a very well-designed index.
An index, also known as a subject directory, is a site where a user can search for information. The site maintains a selective database of web sites that it reviews and organizes under subject headings. Due to the review process, an index has a higher level of quality control than a search engine.
A detailed alphabetical list of topics, people, places etc. referred to in a book, series of books, or periodical back-run, designed to enable the reader to easily locate the reference in the material itself by page number.
i) A back-of-the-book index is an alphabetical detailed list of the names, places, and subjects discussed in a book and the numbers of the pages on which each subject is treated. ii) A periodical index is an alphabetical listing of magazine or journal articles by subject, and sometimes by author. Most periodical indexes cover a specific topical area or discipline.
1) periodical index - allows you to find articles by topic or author. Many periodical indexes are available online. (see RESEARCH ADVISOR) 2) index of a book - an alphabetical list of names and subjects (with page references) located at the end of a book.
An index is a guide to the contents of a file, document, or a group of documents. An index is used to point to the contents of something. For example, there are indexes in the back of books that describe and point to the contents of that book. There are also very large indexes that describe the contents of journals and give you enough information to locate an article in a journal. Indexes are usually arranged by subject, author or keyword. They can come in both paper and electronic form.
The searchable catalog of documents created by search engine software. Also called "catalog." Index is often used as a synonym for search engine. Index is commonly pluralized as "indices." However, Search Engine Watch instead uses the alternative plural form "indexes."
searchable index. Represents an interactive index. When used in a link, it gives access to a searchable document, which allows at least keywords to be entered. Example: a link to a WAIS index over some collection of documents; a link of type 7 in a Gopher menu. [test: &mail;
1) An alphabetical list of terms found in the text at the end of a book or set of books with the page number(s) these terms are found on; 2) A list of articles available in periodicals or newspapers usually arranged alphabetically by subject
A list of citations to journal articles and/or books arranged by subject, author, or title; indexes may be in print format, electronic format, or both. Also, a list of subjects covered in a book, usually published at the end of the book.
(1) in a book, an alphabetical list of names and subjects included in the book along with the corresponding page number(s); (2) as a type of reference source, a systematic guide too the contents of a discrete set of materials. For example, periodical indexes allow you to search for articles published in particular magazines or journals. These indexes cover a specific time period and may be searched by subject and often by author.
An index is a systematic guide to the contents of a file, document, or group of documents in an arrangement, which represents the contents, references, page numbers, etc., for accessing the contents that file, document, or group of documents. General Index. General indexes cover, or attempt to cover, the widest range of human inquiry, from the arts and humanities to the pure and applied sciences. All subjects are covered in a broad manner, and are useful for searching for basic material on a given topic and those beginning a research project. These include coverage of primarily general-interest periodicals, such as weekly news magazines, as well as scholarly journals, which are basic in any particular field.
In the context of DBMS, an ordering of one or more columns (the key) from a table in a database. The Message Server Index records state and generic message header information for every entry. See also: key database table
An alphabetical list, usually at the end of a book, of the names, subjects, etc indicating the places where they occur Information that conveys a relationship or proportion of one amount or dimension to another (e.g., consumer price index, index of refraction).
an information guide that identifies the location of specific pieces of information within a document or a set of documents (for example, an index to a set of minutes could list topics and when they were discussed, or an index to personnel files could list the names of people included)
An alphabetical list of topics and their page numbers found in the back of a book. An alphabetical list in electronic form of the authors, titles or topics that appear in a particular database. A reference book, web-based, CD-ROM or online service that refers you to books, articles or other works.
A list of the files available for retrieval from a list's archives. Unless you know the name of the file you want to retrieve, you must request an index (much like a table of contents) before retrieving an archived file. See Common commands for users for more information on retrieving archives. join See subscribe.
Related Terms: index (noun), indexer, spider, search indices, word index, database gateway The tabulating and storing of data into the binary indices. The term has substantial technical differences when applied to search engines vs. traditional relational databases.
refers to the information contained in an electronic document that enables you to retrieve it from a database. The index can include physical location information (e.g., where the document is stored) and document identification information (e.g., date archived, creator, and contents).
Most search engines contain maintain a list of web pages that your website contains. Search engines use a program known as a spider that 'crawls' and indexes your website. This index is then used to match your website keywords against performed searches.
There are two kinds of indexes: periodical and book indexes. A periodical index is a list of bibliographic citations of articles in magazines or journals. It can be used to help find articles on specific topics. An index of a book is an alphabetical list of important entry points with pagination to the full contents of the book.
a reference list, usually alphabetical, with an indication of where the items can be found. In the context of the library, an index is a research tool that provides information about where research resources can be found like articles, books, theses/dissertations, reviews, position papers, etc. Strictly speaking an index only provides a citation to the item. Many online indexing tools (see eIndex) will also provide an abstract and often even the full-text of the article. Christian Periodical Index and Guide to Social Science & Religion are indexes in the strict sense of the word in that they do not provide full-text or even abstracts. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - a voluntary system of sharing materials between libraries. ILL provides access to items not currently available in our own library collection or not available in full-text through our online databases. Details on the library's ILL policy and procedures are available on the library's Web site under Library Services.
Noun. A set of information about network documents maintained by Netscape Compass Server. The Compass index is analagous to a library's card catalog system; for each network document there is an entry in the index giving the search title, location, keywords, and other information about that document. The system administrator determines which resources Netscape Compass Server will include in the index. Verb. Used to describe the process by which Netscape Compass Server gathers and orders information about resources available on the network.
An alphabetical listing of names or topics mentioned in the book, with their page numbers. For serials and journals, the index is usually published after the volume is completed and is usually found in the last issue. In large sets of books, a separate index volume is sometimes produced.
A search engine's index is the fully searchable database of websites that it has assesed via its spidering algoritms.
a reference tool used to identify citations to library materials. There are indexes to help you identify periodical articles, newspaper articles, and books. Indexes may be in print or electronic format.
A systematically arranged list giving enough information for each item to be found. For example, an index at the end of a book lists names and subjects with page references to where they can be found in the book. Another example, the Index of Electronic Journals, located through the LRC Remote Computer Services (RCS), lists journals held by the LRC with hyperlinks to the journal websites where full-text articles can be accessed. You can browse the LRCâ€™s many other indexes through RCS Services to access databases and websites.
The database that the search engine builds on its own server using copies of Web pages that the spiders make when they crawl the site. Indexes are refreshed at different intervals. In order to be in the index, your site must be crawled by a search engine spider or submitted via a feed.
A systematic guide to the contents of a file, document, or group of documents, in an arrangement which represents the contents, references, page numbers, etc., for accessing the contents (e.g. The New York Times Index).
A method used to catalog particular fields within a database to improve the performance of queries against the data. Database indexes are comparable to how a dictionary has tabs for the letters of the alphabet so that it is easier to look up a word, or a reference book has an index to quickly find information needed.
An alphabetically arranged system which allows information to be located by author, title, subject, date or other means of access. The index directs the user to the source of the information. In a non-fiction book or multi-volume reference set the index (usually found at the end of a book or in the last volume of a set) will refer the user to a particular page and/or volume. However an index can also cover a wide range of materials. For instance, the library's public access catalog (PAC) is an index to the library's holdings and InfoTrac and EbscoHost are indexes to magazines and journals or periodical indexes. Internet A vast network of computers that are linked together via telecommunications, allowing worldwide access to the information, databases, electronic mail, newsgroups, chatrooms and other electronic and digitized services that are available on each of the networks. Internet service providers (ISP) A for-profit business that provides an Internet hook-up. Users are required to pay a monthly or annual fee to activate Internet service. AOL, MSN, and Prodigy are some of the largest service providers.
A search engine's database in which it stores textual content from every web page that its spider visits. When you enter queries into a search engine, such as Google, it is not searching the internet for your search terms. Instead, it only searches within its own index. See also: Body Copy, Googlebot, Heading Tag, Hidden Keywords, HTML Source, Inbound Links, Spider
A printed or computerized system that arranges articles or books by subject, title, author, and/or keyword. Some examples are Reader's Guide Full Text, Academic Search Premier, Research Library, and ABI/Inform Complete. See also Periodical Database.
(1) In a book, the alphabetical listing of topics and the pages on which information about them can be found. The index is located at the back of the book. (2) A publication that lists articles or other publications by topic. (3) An alphabetical listing of elements that can be found in a database. up to directory
In a Database indices are used to speed up data access. They are essentially a list of keys or keywords, which identify each unique record. Indices make it faster to find specific records and to sort records on the indexed field(s).
Special data structure used in a database to speed searching for records in tables or spatial features in geographic data sets. ArcInfo supports both spatial and attribute indexes. See also item indexing, cross-tile indexing and spatial indexing.
In the context of a search engine, this is the database of web pages that is maintained by the search engine. When you type in a search, the keywords are matched against all the documents in the index, with the most relevant matches being returned and displayed for you.
An index is a detailed list, usually arranged alphabetically, of the specific information in a publication, whether a book, periodical, database or multimedia collection. It is designed to help the reader find information quickly and easily. Ideally, an index is not simply a list of the major terms in a publication (which is more properly called a concordance), but an organized map of its contents, including cross-references, grouping of like concepts, and other useful intellectual analysis.
A database index is a data structure that improves the speed of operations in a table. Indexes can be created using one or more columns. The disk space required to store the index is typically less than the storage of the table.
Search engine indexing entails how data is collected, parsed, and stored to facilitate fast and accurate retrieval. Index design incorporates interdisciplinary concepts from Linguistics, Cognitive psychology, Mathematics, Informatics, Physics, and Computer science. An alternate name for the process is Web indexing, within the context of search engines designed to find web pages on the Internet.
A term used with ARM loans. The index is the measure of interest rate changes that the lender uses to decide how much the interest rate on the ARM will change over time. No one can be sure when an index rate will go up or down. Some common indexes used are: 1 year Treasury rate, COFI (Cost of Index Funds) & 6 month LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate).
A published measure of economic conditions usually relative to other financial instruments such as Treasury notes or Treasury bills. The lender uses a particular index to calculate the interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) by adding a fixed margin to the index. The most common indexes are: Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT) Treasury Bill (T-Bill) 12-Month Treasury Average (MTA) 11th District Cost of Funds Index (COFI) London Inter Bank Offering Rates (LIBOR) Certificates of Deposit (CD) Indexes Prime Rate
An economic indicator that is used to determine changes in the interest rate of an Adjustable Rate Mortgage. U.S. Treasury bills and notes are the most common but there are others. The rate is periodically adjusted to the index value plus a margin.
A measure of fluctuations in certain factors of economic activity and serves as an indicator for past and current market trends. Indexes are usually expressed as a number or a percentage and correlates to a level of activity at a given point in time. Interest rates on ARM loans increase or decrease according to the index designated at the time of closing. An interest rate of an ARM loan is derived from the current index rate plus a margin set at the time of the loan closing. There are many different indexes that are used such as: Prime, COFI (Cost of Funds Index), T Bill (Treasury Bill), and Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate).
When talking about adjusting rate mortgages, the index is usually expressed as a composite of interest rates. Often, these rates are the rates of the U.S. Treasury Securities. Changes in the index determine how the interest rates will change on an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM).
A published interest rate which lenders measure the difference between the current interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage and that earned by other investments which is used to adjust interest rates on an adjustable mortgage. The interest rates can be adjusted up or down.
A measure by which Adjustable Rate Mortgage interest rates are raised and lowered. By law the index must be published and is able to be verified by the borrower and not controlled by any one financial institution.
A number calculated by weighting a number of prices or rates according to a set of predetermined rules. The mortgage market is most concerned with the values of the 30-Year Treasury Bond, 1, 5, and 10-Year Treasuries, Cost of Funds Index and LIBOR rates (1,3 and 6-month).
economic indicator, generally a published interest rate that is used to determine changes in the interest rate on an ARM. ARM rates are adjusted at fixed periods to reflect changes in the index. An amount is added to the index to establish the actual interest rate on an ARM. This added amount is called a MARGIN.
The interest rate on an ARM (adjustable rate mortgage) is tied to a specific, published index rate. At the end of each period, the lender is authorized to adjust the mortgage note rate depending on the movement of the index since the last time of adjustment. Most lenders use indexes based on the U.S. Treasury Securities. Others use cost-of-funds indexes.
an indicator used to measure inflation, which is a basis for the ARM loan. There are various sources of indexes, including treasury securities, treasury bills, 11th district cost of funds and the index of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
The interest rate for an adjustable rate mortgage is tied to a published rate called an "index". The index is the base for the "cost" of the money that is loaned to the borrower. by law, the index to which an adjustable rate mortgage is tied must be published regularly and cannot be under the control of any one financial institution. In addition, the borrower must be able to independently verify the index. The most commonly used indices used for an adjustable rate mortgage are the LIBOR, U.S Treasury and COFI.. Interested Parties Person or entity who benefits from the completion of the property sales transaction and may be the property seller, builder, devloper, real estate agent or lender.
Adjustable rate mortgages adjust based on the index rate. U.S. Treasure Securities and the LIBOR Index (London Interbank Offered Rate) are the most common index's used for adjustable rate mortgages. Typically an ARM will adjust based on a fixed margin plus the index rate.
The economic indicator, by which future interest rates for Adjustable Rate Mortgages are based. Common indexes include the "Cost of Funds" for the Eleventh Federal District of banks or the average interest rate of a 1 year Government Treasury Security.
A financial instrument that provides the basis for the interest rate charged on a loan. Federal Stafford loans are typically indexed to the current rate of the 91-day U.S. Treasury bill. Alternative student loans are typically indexed to other widely accepted financial instruments, such as the current LIBOR rate, the current T-bill rate, or the current Prime rate.
An interest rate indicator used to determine changes in the mortgage interest rate. The maturity of the index chosen usually corresponds to the loan's adjustment interval. Some commonly used indexes include: 6-month, 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year Treasury Bill rates.
What lenders tie their interest rate changes to. The Credit Union uses indices to set the mortgage rates weekly. The FHLMC (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Rate -- “Freddie Mac”) is the index used for primary mortgages, construction, land and investment loans. The prime is what is used for the Home Equity Line of Credit.
The interest rate on a ARM is tied to an index rate. At the end of a mortgage's adjustment period, the lender is authorized to adjust the mortgage note rate depending on the movement of the index since the borrower's last adjustment. Most lenders use indexes based on U.S. Treasury securities, while others use cost-of-funds indexes.
A standardized guide for the rate of return of selected interest bearing investments as of a given date. For mortgage lending, the index used must be publicly available (for example, an index based on the U.S. Treasury bill rate). The index is used in the calculation of rate changes for adjustable rate mortgages and determines how much the annual percentage rate will change over time. There are no terms beginning with J. There are no terms beginning with K.
A rate or market cost of funds used by lenders as a barometer to determine when and if adjustments on variable / adjustable rate loans should be made. A common index (though not used on first lien mortgages typically) is the Prime Rate. Other common indexes include the Cost of Funds for the Eleventh Federal District of banks or the average rate of a one year Government Treasury Security. Lenders will add a margin (see margin) to this index value as agreed to by contract to determine the rate on an adjustable loan.
A benchmark, usually a published interest rate, such as the one-year London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) security yields, used to calculate the interest rate of an adjustable rate mortgage when rate is scheduled to change. Generally, a margin stated in loan documents is added to the index to determine the new interest rate.
A figure used by lenders to set the rate on adjustable-rate mortgages. In calculating mortgage rates, a lender must use an index over which it has no influence. The Treasury Security Index is one example.
Measure of the overall level of market interest rates that the lender uses as a reference to calculate the interest rate on an ARM. The index plus the margin determines the rate on an ARM. One example used on some mortgages is the 6 month treasury bill. If the going rate for these bills is 5.0% and the margin is 2%, your interest rate would be 7%.
The index is the measure of interest rate changes that the lender uses to decide how much the interest rate on an ARM will change over time. (i.e. 1-Year Treasury Bill, 3-Year Treasury Bill, LIBOR, etc.)
1. A statistic that indicates some current economic or financial condition. Indexes are often used to make adjustments in wage rates, rental rates, loan interest rates, and pension benefits set by long term contracts. EXAMPLE: Office building rental rates are sometimes adjusted in relation to the consumer price index. 2. To adjust contract terms according to an index. EXAMPLE: Mortgage interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages are often indexed to the average mortgage rate for all lenders or the average cost of funds for all lenders.
A standard, publicly reported interest rate on which loan interest rates are based, such as the prime rate or T bill rate. Loan rates are often stated base on the index plus a margin. For example: Prime + 1%.
An announced rate used by lenders that serves as the basis for determining interest rate changes on ARM loans. Typical indices are the 1 year treasury security (1 yr T-Bill), London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), Prime Rate, 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI), and the CD index. All of these rates are published rates.
A statistical indicator of a price level expressed as a rate. Examples include Prime, T-Bill, MTA, 11 Dist. COF, LIBOR, etc. The index is the base rate used by the lender to calculate the interest rate you pay on your loan.
A published market-based figure used by lenders to establish a lending rate. The most common indices are: the one-year Treasury Constant Maturity Yield; the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) 11th District Cost of Funds; prime rate as listed in the Wall Street Journal.
The basis that lenders use to adjust the interest rate on ARMs. ARMs are quoted on a first-year rate, and expressed as an index plus a margin. A 5/1 ARM may be advertised at 6% with a 2.5% margin over the U.S. 30-year bond index. 5/1 ARM 2.5% Margin 30 Year Rate Bond Index Plus Margin Interest Rate 1st Year 2nd through 4th Years 2.5 8.5 Fifth Year 7.5% 2.5 10% The first year's rate would be 6%. The second year, the rate would be 2.5% over the 30-year bond rate, say 7%, making the rate through year five 9.5%. In the fifth year, the rate is adjusted again, 2.5% over the current 30-year bond rate, now 7.5%, making the new rate 10%.
published interest rate against which lenders measure the difference between the current interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage and that earned by other investments, which is then used to adjust the interest rate up or down on an adjustable mortgage. (Investments could include one or more of the following: one, three, and five-year U.S. Treasury security yields, the monthly average interest rate on loans closed by savings and loan institutions, the monthly average costs-of-funds incurred by savings and loans.)
A published rate used by lenders to calculate interest adjustments on adjustable rate mortgages (Index + Margin = Interest Rate). Common indexes include 1-Year Treasury securities, COFI (Cost Of Funds Index) and Six-Month LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate).
A published interest rate against which lenders measure the difference between the current interest rate on an adjustable-rate mortgage and that earned by other investments. These investments include one-, three-, and five-year U.S. Treasury Security yields, the monthly average interest rate on loans closed by savings and loan institutions, and the monthly average cost-of-funds (CoF) incurred by savings and loans. The index is used to adjust the interest rate up or down on an adjustable mortgage.
A number used to compute the interest rate for an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). The index is generally a published number or percentage, such as the average interest rate or yield on Treasury bills. A margin is added to the index to determine the interest rate that will be charged on the ARM.. This interest rate is subject to any caps that are associated with the mortgage.
() A published interest rate to which the interest rate on an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) is tied. Some commonly used indices include the 1 Year Treasury Bill, 6 Month LIBOR, and the 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI).
A published interest rate, such as the prime rate, LIBOR, T-Bill rate, or the 11th District COFI. Lenders use indexes to establish interest rates charged on mortgages or to compare investment returns. Also a statistic to measure market performance. A popular index is the Standard & Poor's 500, which incorporates a broad base of 500 stocks.
The index is the measure of interest rate changes a lender uses to decide the amount an interest rate on an ARM will change over time.The index is generally a published number or percentage, such as the average interest rate or yield on Treasury bills. S
A published interest rate used to establish the interest rate offered on an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM). Some of the most common indices are treasury bills, treasury securities, London Inter-Bank Offering Rates (LIBOR) and the Cost of Funds Index (COFI).
A number, usually a percentage, upon which future interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are based. Some commonly used indexes include the 1-Year Treasury Bill, 6 Month LIBOR, and the 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI).
A published interest rate against which lenders measure the difference between the current interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage and that earned by other investments (such as one- three-, and five-year U.S. Treasury security yields, the monthly average interest rate on loans closed by savings and loan institutions, and the monthly average costs-of-funds incurred by savings and loans), which is then used to adjust the interest rate on an adjustable mortgage up or down.
A published interest rate compiled from other indicators such as U.S. Treasury bills or the monthly average interest rate on loans closed by savings and loan organizations. Mortgage lenders use the index figure to establish rates on adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs).
A market indicator used to determine the interest rate for an adjustable rate mortgage. Common indexes include one-year treasury securities and the 11th District Cost of Funds. The actual interest rate is calculated by adding the margin to the index.
In relation to mortgages and loans, an index is a published interest rate, such as the Bank of England base rate, or the London Inter Bank Offer Rate (LIBOR), which is used to base the interest rate on a variable rate mortgage or loan.
An index is a money market rate such as the prime rate or a Treasury bill that lenders use to determine interest rates for the loans they offer to customers. An index is used almost exclusively for variable rate loans.
A published rate not under the lender's control to which the lender adds a margin to determine the interest rate in a variable rate loan. One example of an index is The Wall Street Journal Prime Rate. Interest Rate The periodic charge, expressed as a percentage, for use of credit.
An index is an objective, published figure (not controlled by the lender) used to establish a lending rate. Some common indices are the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the Prime Rate as listed in the Wall Street Journal.
The published index of interest rates on a publicly traded debt security used to calculate the interest rate for an ARM. The index is usually an average of the interest rates on a particular type of security such as the LIBOR.
A published interest rate against which lenders measure the difference between the current interest rate on an adjustable-rate mortgage and that earned by other investments, which is then used to adjust the interest rate on an adjustable-rate mortgage. Examples include LIBOR, the Prime Rate and Treasury indices. The Wall Street Journal publishes index information.
The index is a base interest rate used to calculate the interest rate that will be charged on a variable rate loan. The rate you will pay on a variable rate loan is usually a set percentage above the base rate, or the index.
A table of yields or interest rates being paid on debt (such as Treasury notes or bank deposits) that is used to determine interest-rate changes for adjustable-rate mortgages and other variable rate loans such as credit card debt. Some of the most common indices are: the one-year Treasury Constant Maturity Yield; the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) 11th District Cost of Funds; prime rate as listed in the Wall Street Journal.
A measuring device used to determine if interest rates have gone up or down over a specific period of time. Adjustable rate mortgages are typically associated with how an Index fluctuates. There are a number of different types of indexes (indices).
A number used to compute the interest rate for an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). The index is generally a published number or percentage, such as the average interest rate or yield on Treasury bills. A margin is added to the index to determine the interest rate that will be charged on the ARM. Some lenders provide caps that limit how much the interest rate or loan payments may increase or decrease.
A published interest rate which lenders will use to structure adjustable loans (such as one- three-, and five-year U.S. Treasury security yields, the monthly average interest rate on loans closed by savings and loan institutions, the monthly average costs-of-funds incurred by savings and loans and LIBOR). The index is the part that changes (to which the margin is then added) and is then used to adjust the interest rate on an adjustable mortgage up or down.
Any rate published by an independent third party (the government, the federal bank, etc.) which serves as the base for calculating a variable item in a contract. A Variable or Adjustable Rate Mortgage may use the Federal Bank's monthly prime interest rate as the index for the interest charged under that mortgage. Check other index's such as L.I.B.O.R. (London International Offered Rate), 6 Month Treasury, 1 Year Treasury.
A number, usually a percentage, upon which future interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are based. Common indexes include the Cost of Funds (COFI) for the Eleventh Federal District of banks or the average rate of a one year Government Treasury Security or the London Interbank Offering Rate (LIBOR).
An independent, published rate used to set the interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). The most common indexes are the 1 year T-bill, the 11th District COFI, and the LIBOR (London Interbank Borrowing Rate). The ARM interest rate is determined by adding a margin to the chosen index. The different indexes vary in their volatility, and so consumers choice of an index may depend on the state of interest rates. For example, in times of low rates, a slow-to-change index may be preferable.
A reference point to use to adjust your mortgage to go up or down as general market rates move. It is a published rate against which your adjustable rate mortgage is adjusted. Common indexes are 1-Year T-Bills, Cost-of-Funds Index (COFI, or coffee), and London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR. The rate against which lenders measure the difference between the current rate on adjustable rate loans and that earned by other investments, (U.S. Treasury security yields, monthly average interest rate on loans closed by savings and loans, and monthly average costs-of-funds incurred by savings and loans), which is then used to adjust the interest rate up or down.
An index is the benchmark interest rate used by lenders to price loans. For residential mortgage lending in the U.S., 10-year U.S. Treasurys are often used for 30-year mortgage loans (on average, most homeowners live in their homes for a period of time closer to 10 years than 30 years). For adjustable-rate mortgage loans, the two most common indexes are the one-year, constant maturity-adjusted Treasury bill and the Eleventh District Cost of Funds Index (COFI), published by the Federal Home Loan Bank of San F rancisco, a federally chartered thrift institution.
A predetermined, published interest rate used as a "base" to determine the new interest rate on an Adjustable Rate Mortgage ( ARM) when it is time for the rate to change. To this "base" rate a margin is added to determine the rate for that period until the next scheduled rate change. Usually the index will be tied to the 1 Year Treasury Bill, 6 Month LIBOR, or the 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI).
The published cost of money that serves as the minimum basis for determining the interest rate for an adjustable-rate mortgage. Among the commonly used indices are the prime rate, the London Interbank Offering Rate (LIBOR), the Cost of Funds (COF) and the one-year Treasury Bill.
A nationally monitored and published financial performance indicator chosen by a lender as the base rate for an ARM note. Typical indexes include the Cost of Funds Index, one year and six month Treasury Bill Indexes, and the LIBOR Index.
A published interest rate - such as the Prime Rate, LIBOR, T-Bill rate, or the 11th District COF - against which lenders compare other investments. Lenders use an index to establish and adjust interest rates on adjustable mortgages, or to compare investment returns. You can find these rates published in the real estate or business portion of newspapers or on the Internet. To compute the interest rate on an adjustable-rate mortgage, a predetermined margin is added to the index.
A commonly used economic indication, upon which future interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are based. Common indexes include the Consumer Price Index or the average rate of a one year Government Treasury Security.
Most lenders tie adjustable rate mortgage interest rate changes to changes in an "index rate". These rates usually go up and down with the general movement of interest rates. First Federal uses the weekly one-year constant maturity as it's index. This index added to your margin is used to determine your interest rate.
In connection with ARM loans, the external measurement used by a Lender to determine future changes which are to occur to an adjustable loan program. These will typically be published rates that are independent of the Lender's control, such as a Treasury Bill.
Refers the specific fund or security yield that your adjustable rate mortgage is tied to. Also refers to the published interest rate for a specified investment used in an adjustable rate mortgage, such as a one-year treasury bill.
An index is usually a widely published market rate such as LIBOR, T-Bill or 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI). Lenders use these indices to set the interest rates charged on mortgage loans. For ARM, a predetermined margin is added to the index to calculate the interest rate adjustment.
1. Any rate published by an independent third party (the government, the federal bank, etc.) which serves as the base for calculating a variable item in a contract. (A Variable or Adjustable Rate Mortgage may use the Federal Bank's monthly prime interest rate as the index for the interest charged under that mortgage). 2. The listing in the Land Registry Office of all instruments registered on title to a property (the "abstract index").
A number based on interest rate changes in specific financial markets. The interest rate on your loan is the sum of the index value plus an additional amount called a "margin." For example, interest rates on adjustable rate loans change in accordance with changes in certain index values (see Certificates of Deposit Index, Cost of Funds Index, Cost of Savings Index, London Interbank Offered Rate Index, Prime Rate, Treasury Constant Maturity Index).
An interest rate indicator used to determine changes in the mortgage interest rate of adjustable rate mortgages. Average rates on Treasury bills or Treasury securities over a specified period of time are often used.
A nationally published financial measure of economic conditions usually relative to other financial instruments such as bonds or Treasury Bills. The lender uses a particular index (such as the 6 month Treasury Bill) to calculate your particular monthly payment by adding a fixed margin to the index. The margin is the lenders profit and is over and above the normal index because of the assumption of loan risk. Your lender will adjust the interest on your ARM at regular time intervals also called adjustment intervals (like 6 months), by adding their particular margin to the particular index of the loan. The amount the loan is adjusted is also controlled by a periodic cap (the maximum amount the loan can change during your particular adjustment interval), the monthly cap (the maximum amount the monthly payment can change from one adjustment interval to the next), and the lifetime cap (the total amount the loan can change from the initial rate of the loan).
The index is the measure of the overall level of interest rates that the lender uses as a reference to calculate the specific interest rate on an adjustable-rate loan. The index plus the margin is the formula for determining the interest rate on an adjustable-rate mortgage. One index used on some mortgages is the six-month treasury bill. If the going rate for these treasury bills is 5.5 percent and the margin is 2.5 percent, your interest rate would be 8 percent. Other common indices used are certificates of deposit index, 11th District Cost of Funds index, and LIBOR index.
A published interest rate, such as prime rate, LIBOR, T-Bill, or the 11th District COFI. Lenders use indexes to establish interest rates charged on mortgages or to compare investment returns. On ARMs, a predetermined martin is added to the index to compute the interest rate adjustment.
The interest rate on an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) is tied to an index, or published interest rate, which is not controlled by the mortgage lender. The interest rate and its connecting index may fluctuate. Other variable rate loans, such as credit card debt, are also connected to indexes.
A published interest rate against which a lender measures the difference between the current interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage and that earned on other investments, which is then used to adjust the interest rate.
A measure of interest rate changes used to adjust the interest tare of an Adustable Mortgage Loan, Example: the change in U.S. Treasury secutities (t-bills) with a 1-year maturity, based upon their weekly average yield.
A published interest rate against which lenders measure the loan rate. The lender then uses it to adjust the interest rate on an adjustable mortgage up or down. The rate must generally be one that is outside the influence of the lender. (See Margin)
a published interest rate, such as the prime rate, LIBOR, T-Bill rate or the 11th District COF. Lenders use indexes to establish interest rates charged on mortgages or to compare investment returns. A predetermined margin is added to the index to compute the interest rate on the ARM.
A published rate such as One-Year Treasury Rate and the Prime Rate that is used by lenders to calculate the interest adjustments on ARM loans. This index can vary from lender to lender and will vary depending on the loan program.
A moving financial reference rate upon which interest rate changes are based. Indices used on Adjustable Rate Mortgages are not controlled by the lender, and their movement generally reflects that of prevailing mortgage rates. Common indices include one, three, and five year government Treasury Securities.
The measure of interest rate changes that a lender uses to decide how much the interest rate on an ARM will change over time. A good question to ask your lender is how the index for any ARM you are considering has changed in recent years, and find out where it is reported.
A number, usually a percentage, upon which future interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are based. Common indexes include the Cost of Funds for the Eleventh Federal District of banks or the average rate of a one year Government Treasury Security. Interest Rate--The periodic charge, expressed as a percentage, for use of credit.
A published rate used by lenders to calculate the interest adjustments on adjustable rate loans. One common index used today is the "One Year U.S. Treasury Security Index," a mixed group of U. S. treasury bills whose average maturity is one year. The rate is published weekly by the U. S. treasury Department.
A published measure of the cost of money that lenders use to calculate the rate on an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). The most common indexes are the one-year Treasury Constant Maturity Yield and the FHLB 11th District Cost of Funds. Back
Used by lenders to calculate the interest adjustments on variable rate loans. Most programs use either the 11th District Cost of Funds or the 1-year Treasury Rate as the index. Some indexes are more volatile than others; this can affect the adjustments in your interest rate and subsequently your monthly payment.
The index is the measure of interest rate changes that the lender uses to decide how much the interest rate on an ARM will change over time. No one can be sure when an index rate will go up or down. To help you get an idea of how to compare different indexes, the following chart shows a few common indexes over a ten-year period (1977-87). As you can see, some index rates tend to be higher than others, and some more volatile. (But if a lender bases interest rate adjustments on the average value of an index over time, your interest rate would not be as volatile.) You should ask your lender how the index for any ARM you are considering has changed in recent years, and where it is reported.
Basis for adjustment as stated in the Note. Indices include COFI (Cost of Funds Index-based on banks cost of funds; this is the most stable index), 1 Year Treasury, 6 Months CD, Libor (a European Index), etc. The Index fluctuates. When the index is added to the Margin it gives you the ‘Fully indexed Rate” This rate may be limited by a Payment Cap or Lifetime Cap
The interest rate indicator used to determine changes in the mortgage rate. An index reflects current economic conditions and is published regularly for use by lenders. Popular indexes are Treasury bills and Treasury securities.
A number used to compute the interest rate for an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). The index is usually a widely published number or percentage, such as the average interest rate or yield on Treasury bills. The index is added to a margin to determine the interest rate that will be charged on the ARM.
A number, usually a percentage, upon which future interest rates for adjustable rate mortgages are based. Common indexes include treasury bills or securities, London Inter-bank Offering Rates (LIBOR) and Cost of Funds Index (COFI).
A published rate used by lenders to calculate interest adjustments on ARMs (Index+Margin=Interest Rate). Some indexes are more volatile than others. Some common indices are 1 year Treasury bills, COFI (Cost of Funds Index) and 6 month LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate).
This is a published interest rate to which the interest rate on an ARM is tied. Some of the commonly used indices include the 1 Year Treasury Bill, 6 Month LIBOR, and the 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI).
Most lenders generally tie adjustable rate mortgage loan ( ARM) interest rate changes to an "index." An index is a widely published rate such as LIBOR, T-Bill, or 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI). Lenders use these indices to establish the interest rates charged on mortgage loans. For ARMs, a predetermined margin is added to the index to compute the interest rate adjustment.
(Also called "Rate Index"). A regularly published rate, independent of the lending institution, that measures the prevailing cost of funds, and is used periodically with the margin to set AML accrual rates.
1. Measurement used by lenders in a market to determine changes in an accrual rate. This can be based on a published, independent measure of current interest rates, such as a Treasury Bill. An index must be readily verifiable by the borrower and beyond the control of the lender. It provides a guideline that should accurately reflect the current cost of lending money. 2. A measure of prevailing market interest rates. The index used with the margin to determine a new interest rate at the time of adjustment. If the index increases, the interest rate increases unless an interest rate cap is reached. Often, these interest rates are the rates for US Treasury securities. Treasury securities have become popular as indexes because they are easy to monitor and reflect economic conditions accurately.
A published rate compiled from current economic or financial indicators such as U.S. Treasury bills or the prime rate published in the major daily newspapers. Mortgage lenders use the index to establish interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages and home equity lines of credit with periodic interest rate adjustments.
A table showing the yields or interest rates on certain classes of debt. The prime rate is the most common such index, but there are many others. Indexes are commonly used to set the interest rates on adjustable-rate mortgages, home equity lines of credit and variable credit cards.
1. A short-term money market rate used as the coupon basis for a floating rate security. Examples, which are generally published in financial media, include the Prime rate and LIBOR. 2. A statistical yardstick composed of a basket of securities with a set of characteristics. An example of this would include the S&P 500 which is an index of 500 stocks or the Lehman Aggregate for bonds.
Any rate published by an independent third party (the government, the federal bank, etc.) which serves as the measuring device used to determine if interest rates have gone up or down over time. A wide variety of indexes may be used with Adjustable Rate Mortgages. back
An index used to adjust the interest rate of an adjustable rate mortgage loan. For example: the change in US Treasury securities (T-bills) with a 1 year maturity. The weekly average yield on securities, adjusted to a constant maturity of one year, which is the result of weekly sales, may be obtained weekly. This change in interest rates is the "index" for the change in the specific adjustable rate mortgage.
A published interest rate used by lenders to compare the interest rate for an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) with that earned by other investments (e.g., the yield on Treasury bills, interest rate on loans from savings and loans institution, etc.), as a r
When used in a note or credit agreement, the measurement used to decide how much the annual percentage rate will change at the beginning of each adjustment period. Generally, the index plus margin equals the new rate that will be charged, subject to any caps. Different lenders use different index rates (cost of funds index, prime rate and so forth).
A number providing a measure of some quantity derived by a formula, usually a form of averaging, from multiple quantities; -- used mostly in economics; as, the index of leading indicators; the index of industrial production; the consumer price index. See, for example, the consumer price index.
To adjust (wages, prices, taxes, etc.) automatically so as to compensate for changes in prices, usually as measured by the consumer price index or other economic measure. Its purpose is usually to copensate for inflation.
A statistical yardstick against which the performance of the stock market or groups of securities is compared. For example, the S&P 500 is a common stock market index that measures the performance of 500 large U.S. firms in various market sectors and is considered an indicator of the U.S. market as a whole. Economic indexes, such as the Consumer Price Index, are also used to track the rise and fall in value of goods and services and are an indicator of inflation.
a benchmark against which financial or economic performance is measured. An index whose purpose is to reveal the performance of the entire market is called a broad based index such as the S&P 500 or the AMEX Major Market Index. The S&P 500 is a market-value weighted index of 500 blue-chip stocks, considered to be a benchmark of the overall stock market. This index is composed of industrial, transportation, utility, and financial companies with a heavy emphasis on industrial companies.
Statistical measure of the markets as a whole, or of particular segments of the market, based on representative stocks, bonds, or other types of securities. Unlike averages, indexes can be complex calculations that include weighting for various factors. Examples of indexes are the Standard & Poor's index of 500 stocks, the Russell 2000 Index, and the NASDAQ-100 Index.
A statistical composite that measures changes in the economy or in financial markets by measuring the ups and downs of stock, bond, and commodities markets, and reflecting market prices and the number of shares outstanding for the companies in the index. Some well known indexes include the New York Stock Exchange Composite Index, S&P 500, American Stock Exchange Composite Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average.
A number indicating a change in magnitude relative to the magnitude of some other number (the base), taken as representing 100. A 110 index indicates a 10 percent positive change in magnitude; a 90 index a 10 percent negative change.
An average used to measure and report changes in the value of specific, widely-traded stocks. These indexes are thought to be industry indicators, so any movement, up or down, is considered representative of all markets.
An index is a group of stocks which can be traded as one portfolio, such as the S&P 500. Broad-based indexes cover a wide range of industries and companies and narrow-based indexes cover stocks in one industry or economic sector.
A statistic to measure market performance. A popular index is the Standard & Poor's 500, which incorporates a broad base of 500 stocks, including 400 industrial companies, 20 transportation companies, 40 utilities, and widely considered the benchmark for large stock investors. Some of the stocks in the index have a greater influence on the direction of the market than other stocks do, so the S&P 500 is calculated by giving a greater weight to some stocks.
A statistical composite that measures changes in the economy or financial markets. Stock market indices are unmanaged and reflect the value of different segments of the U.S. stock market. Investors cannot invest in an index. Well-known U.S. indices include the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Well-known world indices include the Financial Times Stock Exchange Index and the Nikkei Index.
Indicators used to provide a point of reference for evaluating a fund's performance. The most common indices for stock funds are the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index. For fixed-income funds it is the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index.
Weighted average of the prices of a set of selected securities. The prices are weighted with the number of shares available for each company. Examples are the Dow Jones Industrial Index or the Swiss Market Index.
"An index is a numerical value used to measure changes in financial markets. The index is set at a numerical level on the base period or starting point against which a percentage change can be compared to at any particular point of time. The index measures the moves up and down of stocks or bonds or funds etc. reflecting market price and market direction. A stock index will be the investor's yardstick for the level of the whole stock market, or a certain group of stocks, against which the performance of individual stocks can be measured or judged. "
A means of continually measuring the movement of a particular set of statistics over periods of time. Most unit trust fund managers measure their fund's performance against that of an appropriate 'benchmark' index with the aim of at least matching its progress or, better still, beating it.
A group of securities in a particular industry or market-capitalization category whose average value may be used as a benchmark for other securities in that industry or category. Index investing: An investment strategy which seeks to mirror the performance of a particular index or benchmark by investing in all or a representative sample of the securities in the index.
An average of multiple variables that is therefore indicative of a wider range of conditions and may be used for comparison. For example a stock market index is the average (usually weighted) of company stock prices.
An index is a group of stocks that are bunched together and watched closely as an indicator of the performance of the market. For example, Standard & Poor's 500 is a collection of stocks in large, established companies.
A statistical measure of the state of the stock market or economy. There are indexes that measure changes in the prices of consumer goods and services (e.g., consumer price index) and others that measure the value of groups of stocks or bonds (e.g., stock market index).
An index is basically a collection of stocks with the intent of measuring the changes of the economy. The most well known indexes are probably the Down Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500.
A measurement tool that tracks trends and performance of markets or industries. Some more well known indices include the S&P/TSX Composite Total Return Index, which measures the performance of securities listed on the TSE, giving investors a broad measure of performance of the Canadian stock market at any given time.
hypothetical portfolio (common examples are; Dow Jones Industrials, and S&P 500) The performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of securities such as mutual funds, stocks, and variable annuity sub-accounts. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and should only be compared with securities or mutual funds with similar investment characteristics and criteria.
A composite of stock or bond prices or market capitalizations of a specific set of companies. Indexes are used to gauge market activity and direction. Familiar indexes are the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Lehman Aggregate Bond index.
A benchmark used in executing investment strategy that is viewed as an independent representation of market performance. An index implicitly assumes cost-free transactions; some assume reinvestment of income.
A statistical measure of the state of the stock market, based on the performance of stocks. Examples are the S&P/TSX Composite Index, the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Statistic that reflects the performance of an underlying economic aggregate over the course of time. Particularly well-known examples are equity indices, which represent the development of a given stock market. Rising share prices are reflected in a increase in the value of the index, falling prices by a decline. Indices make it possible to compare the performance of a fund that invests in a certain market with the development of this market.
The indicator of the value of a sector of shares in a market. For example, the most common index in the UK is the "Footsie" (the FTSE 100) which reflects the performance of the top 100 (by market capitalisation) UK companies' shares.
An unmanaged collection of securities whose overall performance is used as an indication of stock or bond market trends. An example of an index is the widely quoted Dow Jones Industrial Average. Another frequently reported index is the Standard & Poor's 500.
This is a stock market index that is a hypothetical portfolio of securities representing a large grouping of companies. An index can be either broad or narrow and can correspond to an entire stock market exchange, country or region, or focus on a particular segment of the market. In general an index is transparent and its components are publicly disclosed. Indices are unmanaged and do not incur management fees, costs and expenses, and cannot be invested in directly.
e.g., the S&P/TSX Composite Index or the S&P 500 Index (U.S.). A leading benchmark of equity or bond performance which is used to answer the question, "What did the market do today?" An index is typically composed of several industry sectors.
An index is a way of measuring the change in value or ‘performance' of a market over time. For instance, a share index measures the change in value of the shares of those companies included in the index.
A measure of relative value attached to a specific commodity or group of commodities or stocks. An index option is an option contract based on an index instead of an individual stock or commodity. A measure of market trends.
A relative measure of the size of a population or sub-unit of the population, such as a year class. It is usually measured as number (or weight) of fish caught per standard unit of fishing effort. In the case of this survey, it is the number of fish caught per 5 minute trawl tow (with statistical treatment to reduce the effect of high and low catches). Click here for more information on trawl survey indices.
an unmanaged selection of securities whose collective performance is used as a standard to measure investment results. Individual Retirement Account (IRA)- a non-forfeitable trust or custodial account established for the exclusive benefit of an individual and the individual's beneficiaries. No Part of the funds may be invested in life insurance contracts.
The performance of individual mutual funds is frequently compared to that of indexes such as the Standard & Poor's 500, Russell 2000 or Europe, Australia, and Far East (EAFE). Indexes, prepared by independent companies, are broad statistical benchmarks designed to measure changes in segments of the U.S. or international stock markets. These indexes commonly are used as standards against which fund managers and investors can compare the performance of their investment portfolios.
A numerical and statistical measure for tracking the performance of a market. A stock market index represents the value of the market as a whole or as a subset. Examples of indices are the S&P 500 Index or the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA).
A statistical measure of the changes in a portfolio representing a market. The Standard & Poor's 500 is the most well-known index, which measures the overall change in the value of the 500 stocks of the largest firms in the U.S.
A statistical measure used to track the aggregate performance of stock, bond, and commodities markets. Widely followed indexes include those developed and managed by Standard & Poorâ€™s, Russell, and Dow Jones.
Statistical measure of the markets as a whole, or of particular segments of the market, based on representative stocks, bonds, or other types of securities. Unlike averages, indexes can be complex calculations that include weighting for various factors. An example of an index is the All Ordinaries Index (XAO).
a set of securities designed to represent areas of markets or a market as a whole; common indexes include the Dow Jones Industrial Index, the Standard and Poorâ€™s 500 (S&P 500), and the Lehman Aggregate Bond Index; see benchmark
A calculation that uses a selection of stocks or bonds to gauge a certain market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for example, is an index of 30 large industrial companies on the New York Stock Exchange.
An index is essentially a means of measuring the movement of a particular set of statistics over a period of time. In the financial world an index is used to compare performance. An example of an index is the FTSE 100 Index.
A financial instrument which has been created to represent a market sector. These are instruments are traded in their own right, with their own market price. The index price is normally calculated from the price of its constituent components. Examples include the FTSE100 in the UK, the S&P500 in the US and the DAX in Germany. Exchange traded options are commonly based on these indices.
A statistical construction that measures relative or absolute price changes and/or returns for a given group of securities. The purpose of an index calculation is usually to provide a single number which represents the movements of a variety of prices or rates and is indicative of the behaviour in a market.
A composite of securities or economic data that provides a benchmark for measuring the performance of financial markets or the economy. The S&P 500 is an index against which individual stocks and mutual fund performances are often measured.
A statistic to measure market performance. A popular index is the Standard & Poors (S&P) 500, which incorporates a broad base of 500 stocks, including 400 industrial companies, 20 transportation companies, 40 utilities, and 40 financial companies. It is widely considered the benchmark for large stock investors. Because some of its stocks have a greater influence on the direction of the market than others, the S&P 500 is calculated by giving greater weight to some stocks.
The value of a set group of securities, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Indexes are used to show the relative value of certain securities, such as the Dow Jones utility index, which tracks the utility industry, or the Russell 2000, which tracks small company stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 are the most widely tracked indexes in the United States.
(1) A statistical yardstick expressed in terms of percentages of a base year or years. For instance, the Federal Reserve Board's index of industrial production is based on 1967 as 100. An index is not an average. (2) Statistical measure of a group of stocks such as the S&P 500. The indices can be broad based 9which cover a wide range of companies and mirror the "market" as a whole) or narrow based 9which consist of securities from a particular industry).
Any of a number of composites that reflect movement in financial markets, indicating market prices and shares outstanding of companies included in the index. Examples are: the Down Jones Industrial Index, the Russell 2000 Index, Standard & Poor's 500 Composite Stock Index, and the EAFE Index.
A statistical yardstick expressed in terms of percentages of a base year or years. For instance, the NYSE Composite Index of all NYSE common stocks is based on 1965 as 50. An index is not an average. (See Averages, NYSE Composite Index)
an index is a statistical calculation that measures the performance of a group of stocks or bonds over time. That is, if the stocks or bonds in the index--in general--increase in value, so will the index and vice versa.
An unmanaged selection of securities whose collective performance is used as a standard to measure investment results. Examples include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Standard & Poor's 500, FTSE100, etc.
A hypothetical investment portfolio, the returns of which are used as a benchmark to measure relative market performance. An investment cannot be made directly into an index; however, index funds are available.
A group of securities or mutual funds with characteristics or investment objectives similar to those of the fund being evaluated. The performance of these indices is used as a benchmark to compare the performance of individual funds.
A compilation of securities of similar types of companies, used to measure the investment performance of securities within that specific market. An index is often used as a benchmark for a mutual fund. An investor cannot invest directly in an index, and an index does not take into account the fees and expenses associated with the investments.
A statistical model that serves as a reference or benchmark for judging how well an investment is performing. The benchmark most often used for stock market performance, for example, is the Standard & Poor's 500® Index, which measures the average performance of 500 widely held large-company stocks.
An is a specified basket or portfolio of shares and shows how these share prices are moving in order to give an indication of market trends. Indexes measure the ups and downs of stocks, bonds and commodities markets, reflecting the market prices and the number of shares outstanding for the companies in the index. Every major world stock market is represented by at least one index. NASDAQ A computerised system that provides price quotations for securities traded over the counter as well as for many New York Stock Exchange listed securities. It is market value weighted; options and futures are not traded on this index. Dow Jones Industrial Average Price-weighted average of 30 actively traded blue chip stocks. Standard and Poorâ€(tm)s 500: Consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is market-value weighted- stock price times no. of shares outstanding. FTSE 100 The index which covers the top 100 companies on the UK stock exchange measured by market capitalisation (the number of shares times the share value). CAC40 The CAC40 index is calculated from a sample of 40 stocks listed on the monthly Settlement market.
Indicators of trends in markets, sections of the economy, or other economic indicators, such as precious metal or Treasuries. Some of the most common indices include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500.
An indicator showing the changes to particular parameters and allowing comparisons, especially between values and prices, to be made. A stock index shows the market value of an industrial sector or a regional market.
An indicator that is representative of a whole market or market segment, usually computed by a sum product of a list of instruments' current prices and a list of weights assigned to these instruments. The index variations give trends of the market/market segment measured.
In the stock market, an index is a device that measures changes in the prices of a basket of Shares, and represents the changes using a single figure. The purpose is to give investors an easy way to see the general direction of Shares in the index. Examples of stock market indices are the FTSE 100, FTSE All-Share, Nikkei and Dow Jones.
1: A statistical yardstick that measures the economy. It is usually expressed as a percentage change from a base year or from the previous month. An example of an economy index is the Consumer Price Index . Using 1967 as its base year, the index consists of key consumer goods and services that measures price movements to changes in inflation rates. See: Base Period; Consumer Price Index; Inflation 2: Statistical measurement of groups of securities, industries or markets that reflect market prices and the number of shares outstanding for the companies in the index. Indexes may either be broad-based (a wide range of firms in many industries aiming to mirror the overall market) or narrow-based (consisting of securities from a specific industry). Stock indexes are used as a base for trading index options. See: Index Arbitrage; Index Fund; Indexing; Index Option; Standard & Poor's 500 Index
An indicator of the market prices of securities issued by companies included in the index. An index is used to measure the movements of securities of similar companies. Some well-known indexes are the New York Stock Exchange Index (NYSE), the American Stock Exchange Index (AMEX), the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500), the Russell 2000 Index, and the Value Line Index.
Instrument, based on statistics, for graphically representing the fluctuations in price and volume of commodities and securities (share index) over a specific period of time. This is usually achieved by converting the values under consideration into a percentage or relative basic parameter set at 100 %.
A statistical measure of change in an economy or a securities market. In the case of financial markets, an index is essentially an imaginary portfolio of securities representing a particular market or a portion of it. Each index has its own calculation methodology and is usually expressed in terms of a change from a base value. Thus, the percentage changes is more important that the actually numeric value. For example, knowing that a stock exchange is at, say, 5000 doesn't tell you much. However, knowing that the index has risen 30% over the last year to 5000 gives a much better demonstration of performance. The plural of index can be spelled either indexes or indices.
A composite of securities that serves as a barometer for the overall market or some segment of it. The best known of these are the DJIA and the S&P 500, both of which reflect the performance of large American companies. In Canada, the S&P/TSX is the most widely followed index.
A broad-based measurement of a general market trend. Called an index because it is designed to reflect not only price changes, but value changes as well. Examples are the Consumer Price Index, TSX 100,Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Composite Index.
mathematically, in the form 25 the 5 is referred to as the index; commercially, a variable which indicates the changes in a particular item of interest, such as the consumer price index or the business confidence index. Such indices are usually given a value of 100 when initially established.
A weighted combination of two or more indicators. An index is designed to be a summary indicator which shows the general trend of a system. By combining a collection of indicators or data into an index, one can depict the general trend of a system, e.g., an “environmental index” that includes data about air quality, water quality, soil quality, etc. Another example is the Leading Index of Economic Indicators which is used to forecast economic activity. Also known as a “composite index.
A single value that's interpreted as an absolute value, rather than as a normalized value in a specified range (as is a component). Color indices are the names of colors, which are dereferenced by the display hardware using the color map. Indices are typically masked rather than clamped when out of range. For example, the index 0xf7 is masked to 0x7 when written to a 4-bit buffer (color or stencil). Color indices and stencil indices are always treated as indices, never as components.
one of three kinds of sign designed by American semiotician, C S Pierce. The indexical sign is based in cause and effect, for example, the footprint in wet sand indicates a recent presence. The other two types of sign are the iconic which is based in resemblance, and the symbolic which is based in convention. (see Semiotics)
1. The logical number of a hardware device. The zBUSmon application shows the logical number of all programmable devices in the workstation. Multiple devices of the same type, such as two RP2s, must have different index values. Devices of different types can have the same index value. 2. a number assigned to an RPvds component within a circuit that indicates its position in the processing chain, that is the order in which components will be executed.
(1) (n.) A symbol, number, or word that checks for an item in an array or database.(2) (n.) In computer graphics, a single value that is interpreted as an absolute value rather than as a normalized value in a specified range. A color index is the name of a color, which is dereferenced by the frame buffer hardware using a color map. See also normalize.
Annual cumulative percentage changes in a variable from a given base year, expressed as an index with the base year equal to 100. An index value of 140, for example, 10 years after the base year, would indicate a 40% increase in the variable over that time period.
position of an element in an array or other location description of an object. APL uses the greek iota â is the index primitive and is used monadically to generate a series of numbers from the index origin to the value of the right argument. Used didactically it will find the index of the right argument in the vector left argument. Indices for an APL array are arranged in a sequence which follows a library designation such as: Country, province, county, town, building, floor, room, case, shelf, volume, page, row, column. Thus a four dimensioned array would describe vol., pg., row, col. in that order and the first dimension would be vol. and the last col.
a ratio or other number derived from a series of observations and used as an indicator or measure of a condition, property or phenomenon[close window] in vitro fertilization: fertilization of the woman's egg in a laboratory dish, after which the zygote is transferred into the woman's uterus and develops normally[close window
The index is based on 100. Scores greater than 100 mean that group is over represented, compared to the population. Scores less than 100 mean that group is under represented, compared to the population. Indices are useful when looking at the propensity of certain groups to buy particular products or use different media.
a number (as a ratio) derived from a series of observations and used as an indicator or measure (Merriam-Webster 2004) Examples: Consumer price index Comments: An index is usually taken as a percentage.
a design used to indicate a period of time on a dial, such as hours, minutes and seconds. Markers can also be used to show remaining time left on a power reserve indicator, the heartbeats on a pulsimeter, etc. Indexes are usually placed instead of numbers on the dial.
A design used to mark a period of time on a dial, usually the hours, the minutes and the seconds. Markers can be used also to indicate the remaining hours on a power reserve indicator or the heartbeats on a pulsimeter. Indexes are used in place of numbers on the dial.
Identification of the cards at the corners. Some cards have no indices, there are some with two (top left, and bottom right) and other with four (all four corners). Such an index always consists of the value (e.g. "K", "Q", "10", "4"), mostly as abbreviation. Usually included is also the symbol of the suit.
That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger or other form of pointer on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument.
Indexes are created to increase the performance of data retrieval. Indexes are created on one or more columns of a table. Once created, an index is automatically maintained and used by Oracle. Changes to table data (such as adding new rows, updating rows, or deleting rows) are automatically incorporated into all relevant indexes with complete transparency to the users. Indexes are logically and physically independent of the data. They can be dropped and created any time with no effect on the tables or other indexes. If an index is dropped, all applications continue to function; however, access to previously indexed data may be slower.
Peirce] A sign in which the representamen X is regularly connected to the object Y in the sense "that always or usually when there is an X, there is also a Y in some more or less exactly specifiable spatio- temporal relation to the X in question". A typical example is smoke as an index for fire. See also: icon, symbol. Links: [CD] .
A term used by C.S. Peirce to denote a specific type of sign or sign function in which the sign vehicle represents its object by virtue of an actual or physical connection. For example, the weathervane is an index because it indicates the direction of the wind by virtue of an actual connection between the wind and itself.
To examine and adjust rod journal spacing and alignment. The elapsed time assigned to various classes in drag racing used to calculate starting-time differences for handicap or bracket racing. Installing a camshaft relative to the crankshaft so the valves open and close at precisely the right time.
A single, separate output on an incremental encoder providing one count per revolution. This is often gated to one or both of the count channels, so that the index maintains the same relationshipwith the count channels on every revolution.
Can be any of the following: The variable used as a loop counter in a DO statement. An intrinsic function specifying the starting position of a substring inside a string. On OpenVMS systems, an internal data structure that provides a guide, based on key values, to file components in an indexed file.
A percentage that relates numbers to a base. It is used to demonstrate quickly what is above average (101 or greater), average (100) and below average (99 or less) of a given demographic or consumer behavior.
answers the question: Are my station's listeners more likely or less likely than the total market to...? 100 = more likely 100 = less likely Use this guide to help determine which are your best opportunities: Opportunities % Composition Best High High Good High Medium Average Medium Medium Low Low Low
A value, expressed as a percentage, giving the relationship of a measurement to a base value. A result of 100 would be average while numbers greater than 100 would be above average and those less than 100 would be below average.
Starting point on a website, used in conjunction with a navigation to provide an entry point into a website. The Index page is the default page a user arrives at when they visit a website. Users are also taken to the index page when they typically click home.
An index is a special kind of DCR.Â Instead of holding primarily a single article, indexes are formatted to hold links of multiple articles along with images, taglines etc.Â An index page is still referred to as an index DCR and functions the same way as a DCR.Â A home page is just a special kind of index.
in automatic media filters (vacuum and flat bed), to advance the media to remove a dirty and plugged section. In automatic wedge-wire drum and wedge-wire septum filters, to scrape the wedge-wire and remove a portion of the dirt load that forms the filter cake.
When a web address specifies a directory (eg http://yoursite.com/moodle/) instead of a file (eg http://yoursite.com/moodle/index.php), then the web server needs to assume the name of the file. The files it looks for to use in this case are called the index files.
English, A term describing any point of contact or reference that lends information via kinesthetic awareness and spatial understanding, as to the location of other parts of the opponent's body, including weapons and targets. This also informs as to conditions present in the opponent's body, such as the degree of tension in any given part, the state of balance, as well as their weight distribution.
For purposes of archiving, the term "index" is used as a verb and means creating information about that asset, which can be used to describe the asset. This may include metadata, key frames, closed captioning, spoken words or information about the condition of the original asset.
A persistent mapping of keys to values: may be a B-tree, R-tree, or any other index type supported by the SSM. An index is not an object. It is an attribute of an object, if it is a manual index. It is embedded in a set (an attribute of an object), if it is an automatic index.
Contains a mapping from a key to one or more records in a file. This mapping is usually persistent and, therefore, is stored in another file when the record file is closed (see cluster). Grouped indexes are updated whenever any record is updated or added. If an in a group cannot tolerate the new or changed record (for example, if it would introduce a duplicate key in a unique key index), neither the indexes nor the data file are updated (the write or update fails).
A data structure that maintains references to objects that have been sorted according to the values in one or more fields of the object. The sorting order is determined by the ordering of the fields specified in the keys of the index.
A short sequence of letters and/or numbers that stands for part or all of a FOAPAL. The most common use of an index is to stand for the Fund, Organization, and Program code. Then departments can use their Index code and an account code (i.e., ITS 7100) to mean a full FOAPAL string. Indexes minimize data entry and errors.
A file which tells the computer where to find what you’re looking for. Indexes are created when you run Utilities and select the Index option, and you’ll normally have no further need to worry about them.
a component of a SAS data set that enables SAS to access observations in the SAS data set quickly and efficiently. The purpose of SAS indexes is to optimize WHERE-clause processing and to facilitate BY-group processing.
A sign that does not look like the thing it represents, but has a direct connection to it. In many cases, an index may be something that was physically connected to the represented object at some time.
A number calculated by weighting a number of prices or rates for a selected set of assets according to a set of predetermined rules (such as the S&P500 Index). The purpose of the index is to provide a single number that represents the market movement of the class of assets it represents.