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indexing

[′in‚dek·siŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
The process of providing discrete spaces, parts, or angles in a workpiece by using an index head.
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indexing

(1) Creating tables (indexes) that point to the location of folders, files and records. Depending on the purpose, indexing identifies the location of resources based on file names, key data fields in a database record, text within a file or unique attributes in a graphics or video file. See index, indexed search and desktop search.

(2) Creating timing signals based on detecting a mark, slot or hole in a moving medium.
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Seth (2004) argues for the use of automated indexing because it is faster and cheaper.
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* Maintain an electronic storage system and, if necessary, provide the IRS with descriptions of the system, including all procedures relating to its use and its indexing system;
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