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The @ character is indeed reserved for MakeIndex processing; it is used for entries such as \index{abc@\textit{abc}} where the text to be indexed has formatting and we want to specify a key for sorting purposes. You have two possibilities. The first is quoting the @ by typing \index{"@variable} (but this may fail if you load babel and a language that ...

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