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 That is a way of finessing the indexation of pensions to past inflation, for which the government will lack the money. The Economist, "Argentina’s difficult road to redemption," 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, "Grover Norquist: Indexing capital gains helps more than the rich," 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, "Did Delhi’s deadly smog just move 3,000 km to the south?," 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, "Grover Norquist: Indexing capital gains helps more than the rich," 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, "Grover Norquist: Indexing capital gains helps more than the rich," 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, "Grover Norquist: Indexing capital gains helps more than the rich," 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, "Big business is beginning to accept broader social responsibilities," 22 Aug. 2019 After a while, Trump will refocus on the one lever solely under his control: indexation of capital gains. Grover Norquist, Twin Cities, "Grover Norquist: Indexing capital gains helps more than the rich," 29 Aug. 2019

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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 27 Oct. 2020.

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