Definition of Deictic

1. Noun. A word specifying identity or spatial 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"

Exact synonyms: Deictic Word
Generic synonyms: Word



2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use. "Deictic pronouns"
Partainyms: Deixis
Derivative terms: Deixis

Definition of Deictic

1. a. Direct; proving directly; -- applied to reasoning, and opposed to elenchtic or refutative.

Definition of Deictic

1. Adjective. (grammar) Of or pertaining to deixis; to a word whose meaning is dependent on context ¹

2. Noun. (grammar) Such a word (such as I or here) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deictic

1. a word or phrase that specifies identity or location [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deictic

dei ex machina
dei ex machinis
dei gratia
deice
deiced
deicer
deicers
deices
deicidal
deicide
deicides
deicing
deicing boot
deicing boots
deicings
deictic (current term)
deictic word
deictically
deictics
deid
deider
deidest
deids
deie
deies
deif
deifer
deifest
deific
deifical

Literary usage of Deictic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect by David Binning Monro (1891)
"A deictic Pronoun—it will be convenient to adopt the Greek words—is one that marks an object by its position in respect to the speaker : 7, ..."

2. A Greek Grammar: Accidence and Syntax for Schools and Colleges by John Thompson (1902)
"(b) When not deictic ... &vr¡p the man here, ie I myself (deictic) (Eur. Ale. 331), fôt r¡ •Г//'«'/"<• this ... you there (deictic, in exclamations) (Eur. ..."

3. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"Demonstrative pronouns There are three sets of demonstrative pronouns used in the native documents: nearer deictic, farther deictic, and anaphoric. ..."

4. The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1855)
"In proportion as a variable individual designation is deictic, ... The more a Pronoun is suggestive rather than deictic, the more it approaches the ..."

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