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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

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(index number is a kind of ...) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

"he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"

(... is a kind of index number ) a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30

(... is a kind of index number ) a statistical compilation that provides a context for economic or financial conditions

"this business index is computed relative to the base year of 2005"

(... is a kind of index number ) one of 11 indicators for different sections of the economy; used by the Department of Commerce to predict economic trends in the near future

(... is a kind of index number ) an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time

(... is a kind of index number ) the aggregate of short sales on an open market

(... is a kind of index number ) index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks

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