What does the word index mean?

Usage examples for index

  1. I moved my chair back quickly, just missing another vigorous stab from his huge index- finger. – War and the Weird by Forbes Phillips R. Thurston Hopkins
  2. The laws are the great index of a people's civilization, chiefly as regards their execution. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  3. The index of prices chosen is Dun's. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

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