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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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where [A.sub.m] = abundance or weighting factor of matrix with colour index number [C.sub.m]; [A.sub.m] = 1 - ([A.sub.1] + [A.sub.2] + ...
The Colour Index provides the utmost accuracy, each of the colour chips having been painted with the original Spies Hecker paint preparation.
This plots a star's intrinsic brightness on the vertical axis and its colour index, which is a measure of its temperature and also its spectral class, along the horizontal axis.
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments offers a range of Colour Index types in a variety of physical forms, including conventional dry color, flush, water-based dispersions and standardized high solids press cake.