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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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Each milling head carries a 1.3m diameter cutter designed to carry 540 Nanolock coated indexable inserts.
Even the best search engines index less than 20 percent of what is termed the indexable or "visible" Web.
Of these, they estimate that roughly 2.8 million are publicly accessible and present indexable information for Web search engines to collect.
But a new line of indexable and interchangeable cutting tools from Iscar Metalworking ( has been developed for use with live tooling on small-feature drilling, milling, and slitting applications, the line includes:
Vertical hanging racks are mounted to an indexable turntable with fixed rotation points.
Combining the solid-carbide, high-performance grind with the company's AM 200 coating produces a tool that we find competes with solid-carbide drills on the small end of the range, and indexable drills at the large end of the range.
The spiral cutterhead features 188 indexable inserts.
Advent Tool & Manufacturing, Lake Bluff, IL, has been manufacturing solid carbide, carbide-tipped, and indexable carbide thread for milling tools since 1974.
* High output "Torsion Point" cutting rotor is 15 inches in diameter and employs 40 four-way indexable cutter inserts
The rotor has four-sided, indexable cutters and comes in two sizes--one with a 52-in.
(Rogers, Ark.), whose RTW brand products originally sold under the name Wendt-Sonis Unimet: RTW will continue to market indexable products through its network of industrial distributors.