index

(Plural "indices" or "indexes")

<programming>

1. 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.

<database>

2. See inverted index. [Other kinds?]

<web>

3. A search engine.

<web>

4. A subject index.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1997-04-09

Nearby terms:

Independent Verification and ValidationindexIndex DataIndexed Sequential Access Method

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