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

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Recent Examples on the Web Sixteen of those states, plus the District of Columbia, use wage indexing to adjust the minimum wage automatically to keep up with the cost of living. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Democratic minimum wage hike effort sputters," 8 Feb. 2021 BlackRock agreed to acquire Aperio, a provider of indexing solutions, from Golden Gate Capital and Aperio employees for $1.1 billion in cash. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "It’s the great San Francisco exodus," 24 Nov. 2020 YouTube success is a testament to both the popularity of regional language music in India and its over-indexing on YouTube, for which the country is the largest market. Amit Gurbaxani, Billboard, "Warner Music Makes a Play for India’s Regional Music Market," 18 Jan. 2021 And while the vast majority of these songs are performing better on the Global 200, a handful of acts from the U.K. have holiday titles over-indexing beyond the U.S. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "U.K. Holiday Hits From Band-Aid & More Saturate Billboard’s Global Charts," 11 Dec. 2020 Some of the biggest names on Wall Street can conjure up this tantalizing prospect, which is called direct indexing. New York Times, "A New Way to Invest for the Vengeful and the High-Minded," 4 Dec. 2020 Japan and South Korea were among 10 countries with the highest number of songs that are over-indexing on the Global Excl. Alexei Barrionuevo, Billboard, "88rising Launches Pioneering Asian Music Radio Channel With SiriusXM," 1 Dec. 2020 Finally, the test team raved about the velvety finish and handsome indexing on the 34mm Leica. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, "The 13 Best New Precision Riflescopes Put to the Test," 18 Aug. 2020 Some search results in iOS 14 are provided by Apple instead of Google and sightings of the company’s indexing web crawler, Applebot, have been on the upswing. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Do cord cutters really want to recreate the cable bundle online? I don’t think so," 28 Oct. 2020

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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26 Feb 2021

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“Indexing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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