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index number

noun, Statistics.
a quantity whose variation over a period of time measures the change in some phenomenon.
Also called index.
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1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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index number

(statistics) a statistic indicating the relative change occurring in each successive period of time in the price, volume, or value of a commodity or in a general economic variable, such as the price level, national income, or gross output, with reference to a previous base period conventionally given the number 100
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