Definition of Deictic word
1. Noun. A word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs. "Words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message"
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deictic Word
|dei ex machinis|
deictic word (current term)
Literary usage of Deictic word
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1. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"Originally the word the was probably a deictic word similar to our that: it was used attributively with a noun; in time, however, it came to be used ..."