ostension

noun

os·​ten·​sion
äˈstenchən
plural -s
1
: an act or process of showing, pointing out, or exhibiting
2
: exposition of the Host

Word History

Etymology

Middle English ostensioun, from Middle French ostension, from Latin ostension-, ostensio, from ostensus (past participle of ostendere to show) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Ostension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ostension. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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