array index


Definition: The location of an item in an array.

Aggregate child (... is a part of or used in me.)
one-based indexing, 0-based indexing.

Note: In most programming languages, the first array index is 0 or 1, and indexes continue through the natural numbers. The upper bound of an array is generally language and possibly system specific.

Author: PR

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Entry modified 18 March 2004.
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Patrick Rodgers, "array index", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 18 March 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: