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"

Exact synonyms: Deictic
Generic synonyms: Word
Derivative terms: Deictic



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deictic Word

dei ex machinis
dei gratia
deice
deiced
deicer
deicers
deices
deicidal
deicide
deicides
deicing
deicing boot
deicing boots
deicings
deictic
deictic word (current term)
deictically
deictics
deid
deider
deidest
deids
deie
deies
deif
deifer
deifest
deific
deifical
deification

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 ..."

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