deictics


deictics

adjective

  1. Logic. proving directly.
  2. Grammar. specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of one or more of the participants in an act of speech or writing, in the context of either an external situation or the surrounding discourse, as we, you, here, there, now, then, this, that, the former, or the latter.

noun

  1. Grammar. a deictic element.

adjective

  1. logic proving by direct argumentCompare elenctic

noun

  1. another word for indexical (def. 2)
adj.

1828, from Latinized form of Greek deiktikos “able to show,” from deiktos “shown,” verbal adjective from deiknynai “to show” (see diction).

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