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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 archival items are like photographs in that they are indexical traces of human presence, countless pieces of evidence of actual experience," says Jonathan.
Like Beshty's cameraless photographs, the "Copper Surrogates" are indexical.
Peirce would class as an indexical relationship with the singer and the performance (though admittedly nowadays digita.
Every so often there is an indexical change in the art world.
Taking the indexical aspect of the sacramental worldview to its limit, we can speak of God as the original object of all possible experience or knowledge.
This paper argues on the basis of independent reasons that indexicals are in fact in need of completion; it identifies the completers as uses of circumstances of utterance by the speaker; and it shows how these uses together with the utterance of indexical sentences express thoughts.
To explain all these transitions, and others, the neo-Darwinian orthodoxy has focused attention on the syntactic, indexical relations between various iconic elements--that is, indexical arrangements of molecules of matter whose existence must be presupposed.
The indexical nature of this final shot functions on both the age, race and history of the two women.
It seems that the indexical realist form par excellence was cautious and even prudish, entrenched in what Bill Nichols has called the "discourses of sobriet.
The overall effect left this reader wondering whether they were typographical errors in a volume marred by indexical inconsistencies and by the unexplained repetition of the opening poem "Le Silence," which reappears as the eleventh poem of the collection.
Laughter is a classic topic for this research tradition, with its view of meaning as overwhelmingly INDEXICAL.
Clinical implications of cultural differences, the referential versus the indexical self.