indexing

noun

in·​dex·​ing ˈin-ˌdek-siŋ How to pronounce indexing (audio)

Examples of indexing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through its intuitive user interface and robust APIs, this new engine simplifies the process of structured extraction and indexing, enabling developers to focus on innovation rather than infrastructure management. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2024 Comments also support attachments, emoji reactions, and hashtags for tracking and indexing feedback. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 9 Apr. 2024 Pure’s tests showed that document embedding and indexing processes completed 36% more quickly when utilizing the FlashBlade//S, proving that fast, networked all-flash storage can significantly accelerate RAG document embedding activities. Steve McDowell, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Income-tax indexing would be a great addition to Mr. Youngkin’s plan. WSJ, 9 Jan. 2024 After finishing my initial T1 assembly, my fork was a bit too tight, the handlebar was off-center from the wheel, the gears needed indexing, and the front disc brake was lightly but audibly rubbing. Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 4 Aug. 2023 The indexing benefits are nothing new, though the Morningstar study provides new insights. The Arizona Republic, 18 Feb. 2024 Lawmakers can help create that system — by staving off cuts to physician reimbursement and indexing what Medicare pays doctors in the future to inflation. Paul Berggreen, STAT, 15 Feb. 2024 But in actuality these benefits have accelerated faster than the likely true inflation rate due to flaws in the inflation metrics used for the indexing process. George Calhoun, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of indexing was in 1974

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“Indexing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indexing. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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