Meaning: a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
index, index_number, indicant, indicator
Meaning: a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
meaning of the word
Meaning: list in an index
The increase and refinement of this ability to communicate is an index of the degree of civilization of a people.
This Zeb Stump could tell with as much ease and certainty, as one might read the index of a dial, or thermometer.
It is the custom In some families to enter all such records in a book especially made for the purpose, and furnished with an index which enables the Ko-kwai player to refer immediately to any interesting fact belonging to the history of any past game.