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1. Logic Directly proving by argument.
2. Linguistics Of or relating to a word, the determination of whose referent is dependent on the context in which it is said or written. In the sentence I want him to come here now, the words I, here, him, and now are deictic because the determination of their referents depends on who says that sentence, and where, when, and of whom it is said.
A deictic word, such as I or there.

[Greek deiktikos, from deiktos, able to show directly, from deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

deic′ti·cal·ly adv.
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This problem was resolved by substituting the expressions 'people here' and 'people in this place', which have the effect of deictically 'localising' the reference.
It seems that Pardee is right in suggesting that hlny is the particle that takes on "locative nuance"; (25) though hi can function deictically, the locative sense is well attested in Ugaritic letters.
Given this definition, the following shows that the Korean anaphoric expression, caki, clearly belongs to the category of anaphor that cannot be used deictically, as illustrated in (9):
To momentarily consider poetry as the "thou/you" before whom the poet shakes his fist and deictically stabs with his pen effectively seals this poet into his textual existence where actual life and death are fused at the point of the lyric voice, its "now of discourse, of writing" (Culler 152).
In primary iconicity the association of base with referent is direct, either because an object is deictically pointed, or because the base is pictorical and encodes meaning by simulating the drawing of an event, object or person, or it is kinetic and executes all or part of an action performance (E kman - Friesen 1969: 61-62).
This and other pragmatically odd sentences are possible in a context that is not deictically anchored to speech time or location, for example, in a narrative of past events recited from a detached perspective.
Narrating (relating the actions and goals of others) and comprehending narratives are also types of thinking, while theater, with its emphasis on action deictically tied to a specific time and place, uniquely among the arts enacts the simulation.
If the demonstrative mo is used DEICTICALLY, that is, if the locality to which it refers is physically present in the discourse situation, it could be argued that it serves to define the relationship between the discourse participants and the locality in question, indicating that the locality expressed by the locative particle group ka mo meetseng is quite near to the discourse participants, who in turn are in relative close proximity to one another.
By demonstrating that Hamburger's examples of epic preterite were in fact sentences of free indirect thought and by proving that first-person novels displayed analogous sentences combining the deictics referable to the experiencing self with a past tense deictically anchored in the act of narration of the narrating self, Stanzel was able to disprove Hamburger's theory and rose to unchallenged prominence in German narrative theory.
Definite articles, in contrast, are deictically neutral.
The deictically anchored point of view of the speaker does not play a role in constituting temporal structure at the macrostructural level.