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.   (web)   A search engine.

4.   (web)   A subject index.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1997-04-09


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