indexical

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

Definition of indexical 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to an index

2a : 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

indexical

noun

Definition of indexical (Entry 2 of 2)

: an indexical word, sign, or feature

First Known Use of indexical

Adjective

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1971, in the meaning defined above

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