Codex vs Index - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between codex and index
is that codex
is while index
an early manuscript book
a book bound in the modern manner, by joining pages, as opposed to a rolled scroll
an official list of medicines and medicinal ingredients
* See codexes
An alphabetical listing of items and their location.
The index finger; the forefinger.
A movable finger on a gauge, scale, etc.
(printing) A symbol resembling a pointing hand, used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph.
That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
- The index of a book lists words or expressions and the pages of the book upon which they are to be found.
A sign; an indication; a token.
* Robert Louis Stevenson
- Tastes are the indexes of the different qualities of plants.
(linguistics) A type of noun where the meaning of the form changes with respect to the context. E.g., 'Today's newspaper' is an indexical form since its referent will differ depending on the context. See also icon and symbol.
(economics) A single number calculated from an array of prices or of quantities.
(science) A number representing a property or ratio, a coefficient.
(mathematics) A raised suffix indicating a power.
(programming, computing) An integer or other key indicating the location of data e.g. within an array, vector, database table, associative array, or hash table.
(computing, databases) A data structure that improves the performance of operations on a table.
(obsolete) A prologue indicating what follows.
- His son's empty guffaws struck him with pain as the indices of a weak mind.
* (index finger) arrow-finger, demonstrator, forefinger, index finger, insignitor, lickpot, pointling, showing finger, teacher
* See also
* index locorum
* index nominum
* index rerum
* index term
* index verborum
* price index
* refractive index
* (alphabetical listing) table of contents
To arrange an index for something, especially a long text.
To inventory, to take stock.