deictic

[dahyk-tik]
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
3.
Grammar. a deictic element.

Origin:
1820–30; < Greek deiktikós demonstrative, equivalent to deikt(ós) able to be proved, verbal adjective of deiknýnai to show, prove, point + -ikos -ic

deictically, adverb
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deictic (ˈdaɪktɪk)
 
adj
1.  logic Compare elenctic proving by direct argument
 
n
2.  another word for indexical
 
[C17: from Greek deiktikos concerning proof, from deiknunai to show]
 
'deictically
 
adv

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deictic
1828, from Gk. deiktikos "able to show," from deiktos, from deiknynai "to show" (see diction).
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Deictic devices can also indicate the personal stance or point of view of the narrator.
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