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indexical

adjective in·dex·i·cal \ (ˌ)in-ˈdek-si-kəl \

Definition of indexical

1 : of or relating to an index
2 a : varying in reference with the individual speaker
  • the indexical words I, here, now
b : associated with or identifying an individual speaker
  • indexical features of speech

First Known Use of indexical

circa 1828

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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indexical

noun

Definition of indexical

: an indexical word, sign, or feature

First Known Use of indexical

1971

in the meaning defined above

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