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

Origin and Etymology of deictic

Greek deiktikos able to show, from deiktos, verbal of deiknynai to show — more at diction


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allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

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