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deictic

adjective deic·tic \ˈdīk-tik also ˈdāk-\

Definition of DEICTIC

:  showing or pointing out directly <the words this, that, and those have a deictic function>
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Origin of DEICTIC

Greek deiktikos able to show, from deiktos, verbal of deiknynai to show — more at diction
First Known Use: 1876

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