index

(Plural "indices" or "indexes")

1. <programming> A number used to select an element of a list, vector, array or other sequence. Such indices are nearly always non-negative integers but see associative array.

2. <database> See inverted index. [Other kinds?]

3. <World-Wide Web> A search engine.

4. <World-Wide Web> A subject index.

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