sub·​in·​dex | \ ˌsəb-ˈin-ˌdeks How to pronounce subindex (audio) \

Definition of subindex

: an index to a division of a main classification

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Recent Examples on the Web The subindex measuring new export orders, however, weakened to 48.1 in December from 48.5 the previous month—the eighth consecutive month that this indicator has contracted. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 31 Dec. 2021 The subindex of new export orders fell deeper into contractionary territory to 47.7 in July from 48.1 in June, signaling weakening external demand for Chinese goods as the overseas pandemic situation worsened. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 31 July 2021 In China, a subindex of the official manufacturing PMI tracking new export orders softened to 47.7 in July, the lowest level since June 2020. Jon Emont, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2021 Beneath the headline number, the subindex measuring production declined to 51.0 in July, from 51.9 the previous month as the recent record rainfall in central China and Yangtze River Delta triggered flooding and tangled supply chains. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 31 July 2021 The subindex measuring construction activity climbed to 60.1 in May from April’s 57.4, the statistics bureau said, while those for transportation and accommodations marked a second month above 65—indicating a sustained rebound in travel. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 31 May 2021 Monday’s data showed larger manufacturers performing better while a subindex tracking small enterprises fell into contraction, below the 50 mark. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 31 May 2021 That was largely in line with the official manufacturing PMI, whose subindex measuring small manufacturers’ activity bucked the broader trend by showing a pickup in activity in April even as its larger peers retreated. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 The subindex measuring manufacturing production fell to 53.5 in January, from 54.2 in December, while total new orders dropped to 52.3 from December’s 53.6 reading. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, 31 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of subindex

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Subindex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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