deictic definition

  • adjective:
    • reasoning Directly appearing by argument.
    • Linguistics Of or concerning a word, the dedication of whose referent is based on the context where it is said or written. Within the sentence i'd like him ahead here now, the text We, here, him, and today are deictic because determination of the referents relies on which says that sentence, and where, when, and of whom it is said.
    • Of or pertaining to deixis; to a word whose meaning is dependent on context
    • Direct; appearing directly; -- put on thinking, and in opposition to elenchtic or refutative.
    • showing or pointing to right; with respect to deixis; -- familiar with designate words that indicate identification, place, or time through the viewpoint of 1 of this participants in a discourse, utilising the surrounding context as guide.
    • relating to or attribute of a word whose guide relies on the circumstances of its usage
  • noun:
    • A deictic term, such we or here.
    • Such a word (such as we or here)
    • a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from viewpoint of a speaker or hearer into the framework when the communication does occur
  • others:
    • In reasoning, direct: placed on thinking which shows directly, and against elenchic, which proves ultimately.
    • Demonstrative.

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