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    deictic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deictic

    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : deictic word
    Example Sentence
    • words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message
    Definition
    (adj) relating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use
    Example Sentence
    • deictic pronouns
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