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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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In a sense, the indexer has to master the art of being indifferent, of producing an 'a-moral' order.
Using the POH figures for the required speed for a given tailwind or headwind component, you can set the indexer reference marker to fly the correct AoA for the conditions.
First, a field can be stored but not analyzed, which means that terms used in the field are not separated and term positions are not stored by the indexer. Second, we can add many fields to the documents, but use of more fields degrades performance of the indexer.
The pilot promptly noticed the loss of the AOA indexer lights, although normally part of his scan.
Indexer maintains the knowledge base by saving the document ID, vocabulary ID and actual weights.
The book will appeal to anyone who has ever been curious to know why the names of indexers are rarely known.
When you have successfully completed the tests you will be awarded Accredited Indexer (AI) status, which is recognised as a first stage professional indexing qualification.
A new melt indexer with advanced heating and temperature control and other new and improved features was unveiled at the recent K 2007 show in Dusseldorf.
Danaher's electronic indexer solution set can double throughput compared with mechanical indexers, according to the company.