What does the word Indices mean?

Usage examples for Indices

  1. Aside from the use of the dictionary, is the use of the helps that modern books provide for finding the information that may be desired,- indices, tables of contents, marginal and cross- references, and the like. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  2. Thoughts and feelings are but indices which show in the mirror of the mind certain changes that are proceeding in the matter of the brain, and are as inefficient in influencing those changes as the shadow of a cloud is powerless to direct the movements of that of which it is the shadow. – Mind and Motion and Monism by George John Romanes
  3. She might play with books as he himself did, fluttering over the covers, smelling their perfume, glancing at sentences and chapter headings, at indices even. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood