Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you index something, you make an index for it. (noun) An index shows the level of prices, wages, etc. so you can compare them with those of an earlier date. (noun) An index is an alphabetical (A to Z) list, usually at the back of a book, where you can find the pages in a book that talk about particular things or words.

Examples: (verb) He indexed the new plant along with the other discoveries he had made on the island. (noun) On Wall Street, the Dow Jones index closed 10 points up at 2,731.23. (noun) Look in the index to see where the book contains information about artificial intelligence.

Synonyms: verbs: catalogue, arrange, file.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 D