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in·dex·i·cal

 (ĭn-dĕk′sĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or having the function of an index.
2. Linguistics Deictic.
n.
A deictic word or element.

indexical

(ɪnˈdɛksɪkəl)
adj
(Library Science & Bibliography) arranged as or relating to an index or indexes
n
(Linguistics) logic linguistics Also: deictic a term whose reference depends on the context of utterance, such as I, you, here, now, or tomorrow
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Adj.1.indexical - of or relating to or serving as an index
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The phrase, "as and when appropriate" in the data convey indexicality with non-specific reference to time such that the speaker distances himself/herself from commitment to responsibility.
Photobooks such as Renger-Patzsch's Die Welt ist schon, McBride argues, keep the pictorial semiotics of indexicality, iconicity and symbolism in a delicate balance.
In short, the unintended outcome of nation-building processes can be, and often is, a more complex order of indexicality, often with one order nested within another.
The curved line of the hair is only relatively related to the watercolor line on canvas; the all-critical indexicality is gone and in its place is a mark that stretches the length of one's arm span.
What is missing is a fine-grained analysis of the generic characteristics together with their social indexicality.
For example, Vertigo@home (2007) takes its soundtrack from Vertigo, but it uses Google Street View to reconstruct Scottie's journey through San Francisco in a post-cinematic space--a space that has not simply erased photographic indexicality in favour of digital imagery, but which has in fact multiplied indices through geolocation (and the infrastructure of GPS satellites), along with the multiple car-mounted cameras that Google used to capture its images--and, as we later found out, to illicitly capture a great deal of residential wifi traffic as well.
Taking into account then that a text is mobile and that, when it moves, it is adapted and modified, we will next discuss indexicality with a view to understanding the nexus between locality and translocality, that is, between the use of semiotic resources in situated performances and its embeddedness in the repetition of use which sediments its semantics and the expected performative effects.
In his attempt to formulate the signatum as well as signans parameters for what he calls "extragrammatical formations," Wolfgang Dressier (2005) proposes five (Peircean) semiotic sign-based parameters, including the parameters of iconicity, indexicality, (morphosemantic /morphotactic) transparency, biuniqueness, and figure/ground (see also Mattiello 2013, for a discussion of "extragrammatical" formations).
This map of the market thus extends Art for Sale's exemplary economic indexicality from the individual receiver to the show's receivership as such.
On the other hand, what counts as an "archival document" has changed, with audiovisual documents becoming increasingly common archival objects, often imbued with a special aura of indexicality (Baron, 2014).
The Essential Indexicality of Intentional Action, MATTHEW BABB
However, the indexicality is a necessary but not sufficient condition for a picture to be a photograph.