index number

index numbers

Definitions of index number
  1. noun
    a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    synonyms: index, indicant, indicator
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    Dow-Jones Industrial Average
    an indicator of stock market prices; based on the share values of 30 blue-chip stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange
    Standard and Poor's Index
    a broadly based stock market index
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    BMI, body mass index
    a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30
    business index
    a statistical compilation that provides a context for economic or financial conditions
    leading indicator
    one of 11 indicators for different sections of the economy; used by the Department of Commerce to predict economic trends in the near future
    price index, price level
    an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time
    short account
    the aggregate of short sales on an open market
    stock index, stock market index
    index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks
    retail price index
    an index of changes in retail prices
    producer price index, wholesale price index
    an index of changes in wholesale prices
    CPI, consumer price index, cost-of-living index
    an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
    type of:
    a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
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