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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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For McBride, Hoch's art exemplifies the latter's ability to interrogate and resist the image's indexical pull.
The motivating idea is that knowledge one acquires by exercising introspective abilities cannot fail to be knowledge about oneself or indexical knowledge.
It is in Mendez's photography that such references become more indexical and specific.
Following this point of view, in the first part, we discuss the entextualising, performative and indexical nature of linguistic signs (BAUMAN; BRIGGS, 1990; SILVERSTEIN; URBAN, 1996; BLOMMAERT, 2005; 2010; PENNYCOOK, 2010).
The doodle as ecriture, painting as material mark, both adding indexical value to the artwork.
It is commonly asserted that the photographic image is an indexical trace that, to quote Peirce's (1998) famous definition, is "physically forced to correspond point by point to nature" (p.
Greg Elmer, in his 1997 article "Spaces of Surveillance: Indexicality and Solicitation on the Internet," points out that Stuart Moulthrop argues along the same lines, saying that certain writing styles or works, like A Thousand Plateaus by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, "were designed as a matrix of independent but cross referential discourses which the reader is invited to enter more or less at random,' are in and of themselves indexical forms.
Eco (196) states that the relation between an indexical sign and its referent is that of "contiguity'.
The archival items are like photographs in that they are indexical traces of human presence, countless pieces of evidence of actual experience," says Jonathan.
Accordingly, it considers the indexical nature of communication situated in time and space to convey meaning.
Peirce would class as an indexical relationship with the singer and the performance (though admittedly nowadays digita.
smoke does not exist without some type of flame, hence smoke is an indexical signifier).