Indy can refer to:
*People, places, and things from, or associated with, the city of
Indianapolis, Indianaor its surrounding metropolitan area.
Indy (gene), found in " Drosophila melanogaster", which makes the fly live twice as long. Here, 'INDY' stands for "I'm not dead yet!"
Indy (software), a music discovery system using collaborative filtering conceived by Ian Clarke.
Indy grab, a skateboarding trick.
SGI Indyworkstation from SGI.
*Internet Direct for
Borland Delphiand FreePascal.
Indy is a
registered trademarkof Brickyard Trademarks, Inc., the licensing arm of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation.
Indy is also commonly used, and frequently misused, as a nickname or abbreviation:
*It is a proper nickname for the city of
Indianapolis, Indiana, the surrounding metropolitan area, and people/places/things associated with that geographic region. It often appears in lieu of the word "Indianapolis" in phrases and names, such as "Indy 500", or "Indy cars" (a short name for the vehicles that race at the circuits of the Indy Racing League). It should be noted that Indy is "never" an appropriate nickname for the state of Indiana or things related to that state in its entirety.
*The nickname for the former
Champ Car& V8 SupercarRacing festival at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
*The nickname for the fictional character
*The nickname of an incoherent deluded character from
*It is also an incorrect spelling for an abbreviation of the word "independent"; the correct abbreviation should always be spelled "
indie". As such, the following usages may be colloquial, but are improper:
**As an improper nickname for Independence High School, located in San Jose,
**"Indy Media" is an improper nickname for the
Independent Media Center.
**"The Indy" is an improper nickname for the British
newspaper" The Independent" and a Providence-based college newspaper " The College Hill Independent".
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