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deictic

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

Latinized form of Greek deiktikos "able to show", from deiktos "shown", verbal...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Deixis

refers to the phenomenon wherein understanding the meaning of certain words and phrases in an utterance requires contextual information. Words are deictic if their semantic meaning is fixed but their denotational meaning varies depending on time and/or... (37 of 2677 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Deixis

Collins Dictionary:

deictic | indexical [sense-specific] | deictically [adverb, derived]

[logic] proving by direct argument | another word for "indexical" [sense-specific] (10 of 258 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deictic

American Heritage Dictionary:

deictic | deictically [adverb, related]

[logic] Directly proving by argument. | [linguistics] Of or relating to a word, the determination of whose referent is dependent on the context in ... (23 of 102 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deictic

Oxford Dictionary:

deictic | indexical [synonym, sense-specific] | deictically [derived]

[linguistics] : relating to or denoting a word or expression whose meaning ... | a deictic word or expression. (18 of 77 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deictic

Random House Dictionary:

deictic

[logic] proving directly. | [grammar] specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of one or more of the participants in ... (22 of 63 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/deictic

New World Dictionary:

deictic

[rare] directly pointing out or proving | [linguistics] having the function of pointing out or specifying, and having its reference determined by its ... (22 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deictic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deictic [linguistics]

relating to words or phrases whose meaning depends on the situation in which they are used, for example "you", "there", or "last month" (23 of 47 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deictic

Merriam-Webster:

deictic

showing or pointing out directly (5 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deictic

Wiktionary:

deictic | deictics [plural] | pronoun [subtype, sense-specific]

[grammar] Of or pertaining to deixis; to a word whose meaning is dependent on context | [grammar] Such a word (such as I or here) (24 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deictic

Encarta Dictionary:

deictic

describes a word or expression such as "you," "this," "now," and "there" that depends for its full meaning on the context in which it's used (25 of 49 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603436​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

deictic

First use: 1828

Origin: Latinized form of Greek deiktikos "able to show", from deiktos "shown", verbal adjective from deiknynai "to show".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=deictic

American Heritage Dictionary:

deictic

Origin: Greek deiktikos, from deiktos, able to show directly, from deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deictic

New World Dictionary:

deictic

Origin: Greek deiktikos from deiktos, capable of proof from deiknynai, to prove; akin to Latin dicere: see "diction"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deictic

Oxford Dictionary:

deictic

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Greek deiktikos, deiktos "capable of proof", from deiknunai "to show"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deictic

Merriam-Webster:

deictic

First use: 1876

Origin: Greek deiktikos able to show, from deiktos, verbal of deiknynai to show

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deictic

Collins Dictionary:

deictic

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Greek deiktikos concerning proof, from deiknunai to show

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deictic

Encarta Dictionary:

deictic

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Greek deiktikos from deiknunai "to show"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603436​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

deictic

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deictic"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deictic

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deictic [linguistics]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deictic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deictic

Macmillan American Dictionary:

deictic [linguistics]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deictic"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/deictic

the Free Dictionary:

deictic

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "deictic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "deictic" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/deictic

Google Dictionary:

deictic | deictics [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "deictic"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=deictic

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

deictic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deictic"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=deicti​01 word=deictic

YourDictionary Audio:

deictic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deictic" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deictic

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