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"Index" is a noun which is often translated as "el índice", and "table of contents" is a noun which is often translated as "el índice de contenidos". Learn more about the difference between "index" and "table of contents" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (section of a book)
a. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The index at the back of the book lists important names and events.El índice en la parte de atrás del libro contiene una lista de nombres y eventos importantes.
2. (list)
a. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This book is included in the Index, the Catholic Church's list of prohibited books.Este libro está incluido en el Índice, la lista de libros prohibidos de la Iglesia católica.
3. (indication)
a. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Where you live is often an index of your income level.El lugar de residencia es a menudo un índice del nivel de ingresos.
b. la señal
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Illiteracy is usually an index of poverty.El analfabetismo suele ser señal de pobreza.
4. (magnitude)
a. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a property)
The index of the material determines the amount of it needed to get the proper lens refraction.El índice del material determina la cantidad necesaria de este para lograr una refracción adecuada en la lente.
5. (finance)
a. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An index summarizes the change in value of all market stocks.Un índice resume el cambio de valor experimentado por la totalidad de las acciones del mercado.
6. (mathematics)
a. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If the index of the root is 2, it is a square root.Si el índice de la raíz es 2, se trata de una raíz cuadrada.
b. el exponente
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A negative index is used to express very small numbers in scientific notation.En la notación científica, se utilizan exponentes negativos para representar números muy pequeños.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to include an index)
a. poner un índice a
It's important to index a historical biography like this one.A una biografía histórica como esta, es importante ponerle un índice.
8. (to include in an index)
a. incluir en el índice
There are a few names that I forgot to index in the book and would be important for the reader.Hay varios nombres que olvidé poner en el índice del libro y serían importantes para el lector.
9. (to include in a catalog)
a. incluir en el catálogo
There are links to the electronic books that are indexed.Existen vínculos a los libros electrónicos incluidos en el catálogo.
10. (finance)
a. indexar
Salaries of government employees are indexed to inflation.Los salarios de los funcionarios públicos están indexados a la inflación
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table of contents(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (part of a publication)
a. el índice de contenidos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you don't submit a table of contents with your thesis, we will not read it.Si no incluyes un índice de contenidos en tu tesis, no nos la leeremos.
b. el índice
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You don't need to add the introductory pages to your table of contents.No tienes que añadir las páginas introductorias a tu índice.
c. el índice de materias
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
According to the table of contents, that section starts on page seven.Según el índice de materias, esa sección empieza en la página siete.
d. el tabla de contenidos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Unlike other books, this one has its table of contents at the end.A diferencia de otros libros, este tiene su table de contenidos al final.
e. el sumario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(book or magazine)
Without the table of contents, I wouldn't be able to find anything in this magazine.Sin el sumario, no podría encontrar nada en esta revista.
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