gross index

gross index

[¦grōs ′in‚deks]
(computer science)
The first of two indexes consulted to gain access to a record.
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This annual survey served as a gross index of local muskox numbers.
The form provides a gross index of student reaction in addition to an opportunity for specific suggestions and comments.