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English adjective: deictic

1. deictic relating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use

SamplesDeictic pronouns.

English noun: deictic

1. deictic (communication) 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

SamplesWords that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message.

Synonymsdeictic word

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