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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deictic  \Deic"tic\,  a.  [Gr.  deiktiko`s  serving  to  show  or  point 
  out  fr  deikny`nai  to  show.]  (Logic) 
  Direct;  proving  directly;  --  applied  to  reasoning,  and 
  opposed  to  {elenchtic}  or  refutative 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deictic 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  a  word  whose  reference 
  depends  on  the  circumstances  of  its  use  "deictic 
  pronouns" 
  n  :  a  word  specifying  identity  or  spacial  or  temporal  location 
  from  the  perspective  of  a  speaker  or  hearer  in  the 
  context  in  which  the  communication  occurs:  "words  that 
  introduce  particulars  of  the  speaker's  and  hearer's 
  shared  cognitive  field  into  the  message"-  R.Rommetveit 
  [syn:  {deictic  word}] 




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