Definition of Ostensive

1. Adjective. Manifestly demonstrative.




2. Adjective. Represented or appearing as such; pretended. "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
Exact synonyms: Ostensible
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative

Definition of Ostensive

1. a. Showing; exhibiting.

Definition of Ostensive

1. Adjective. Apparently true, but not necessarily; ostensible ¹

2. Adjective. Clearly demonstrative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ostensive

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Ostensive

1. Showing; exhibiting. Ostensive demonstration, a direct or positive demonstration, as opposed to the apagogical or indirect method. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ostensive

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1. Logic, Deductive and Inductive by Carveth Read (1909)
"Reduction is either—(1) ostensive or (2) Indirect. ostensive Reduction consists in showing that an argument given in one Mood can also be stated in another; ..."

2. Logic: ... an Introduction to the Study of Reasoning by John Leechman (1864)
"This may be done in two ways, either by ostensive Seduction, or by Reductio ad im- possibile.^ SECTION I. Of ostensive Reduction. ..."

3. The Human Mind: A Treatise in Mental Philosophy by Edward John Hamilton (1883)
"... a categorical or ostensive inference, may also be reckoned double-grounded and ... and ostensive, or actualistic, conviction, it employs the former as a ..."

4. A Manual of Logic by James Welton (1896)
"Direct or ostensive Reduction. Reduction is direct ^h^r^a'~e when the original conclusion is deduced from premises derived conclusion from those given. ..."

5. A Text-book of Deductive Logic for the Use of Students: For the Use of Students by Prasanna K. Ray (1886)
"ostensive Reduction : The processes to be employed for reducing the imperfect moods by this method are indicated by certain letters contained in the names ..."

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