index number


Definition of index number

: a number used to indicate change in magnitude (as of cost or price) as compared with the magnitude at some specified time usually taken as 100

Examples of index number in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Residents can look up their property through their property index number or address and pay their current tax bill online at Michelle Mullins,, 13 Aug. 2021 Since Woodward arrived for the 2019 season, Odor’s offensive index number according to is -22.6. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 24 Aug. 2020 The aggregate index number dropped to 46.9 last week, down from 51.3 a week earlier and 54.3 two weeks ago. Erik Hertzberg,, 27 Mar. 2020 According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Babcock wrote his own rules, gave English names to the tiles and added index numbers to the tiles. Kelly Wilkinson, Indianapolis Star, 4 Feb. 2020 The overall index number was bad, but even more worrisome is the report's drop in factory orders of exports, said Torsten Slok, chief economist at Deutsche Bank. Anneken Tappe, CNN, 1 Oct. 2019 The weather service expects temperatures in the Boston area to remain in the 60s throughout Tuesday, representing a marked departure from the weekend’s triple-digit heat index numbers. Peter Bailey-wells,, 23 July 2019 Undeterred by air-quality index numbers that prompted organizers to cancel the junior race for the first time since its creation in 1964, about 80 boys and girls ran the race anyway, to the cheers of thousands of spectators. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 5 July 2019 Investors were awaiting Chinese manufacturing and nonmanufacturing purchasing managers index numbers, due out Wednesday, for clues on the health of the world’s second-largest economy. David Hodari, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of index number

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Index number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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