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index

noun (LIST)    /ˈɪn.deks/ (plural indices or indexes)
C1 [C] an alphabetical list, such as one printed at the back of a book showing which page a subject, name, etc. is on: Try looking up 'heart disease' in the index.Books and parts of booksLists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas [C] a collection of information stored on a computer or on a set of cards, in alphabetical order: He still has all his friends' names and addresses on a card index.Books and parts of booksLists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas
(Definition of index noun (LIST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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