indexation

noun
in·​dex·​ation | \ ˌin-dek-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce indexation (audio) \

Definition of indexation

: a system of economic control in which certain variables (such as wages and interest) are tied to a cost-of-living index so that both rise or fall at the same rate and the detrimental effect of inflation is theoretically eliminated

Examples of indexation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tax rate under the long-term category can decline once the indexation benefit is applied, which allows the investor to adjust for inflation during the period these investments were held. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 7 Sep. 2021 That is a way of finessing the indexation of pensions to past inflation, for which the government will lack the money. The Economist, 3 Oct. 2019 After a while, Trump will refocus on the one lever solely under his control: indexation of capital gains. Grover Norquist, Twin Cities, 29 Aug. 2019 It must be noted that this was only air quality measured at one station and using one of many possible methods of indexation. Vijayta Lalwani, Quartz India, 19 Nov. 2019 After a while, Trump will refocus on the one lever solely under his control: indexation of capital gains. Grover Norquist, Twin Cities, 29 Aug. 2019 After a while, Trump will refocus on the one lever solely under his control: indexation of capital gains. Grover Norquist, Twin Cities, 29 Aug. 2019 After a while, Trump will refocus on the one lever solely under his control: indexation of capital gains. Grover Norquist, Twin Cities, 29 Aug. 2019 Some of the world’s biggest asset managers, such as BlackRock, an indexation giant, are strongly in favour of this turn in events. The Economist, 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of indexation

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Indexation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indexation. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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