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ostensive

adjective os·ten·sive \ä-ˈsten(t)-siv\

Definition of OSTENSIVE

1
:  ostensible 2
2
:  of, relating to, or constituting definition by exemplifying the thing or quality being defined
os·ten·sive·ly adverb

Examples of OSTENSIVE

  1. <the ostensive purpose of his visit was to discuss the terms of his will>

First Known Use of OSTENSIVE

1782

Rhymes with OSTENSIVE

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