ostensive(redirected from ostensiveness)
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Seeming or professed; ostensible.
[Late Latin ostēnsīvus, from Latin ostēnsus, past participle of ostendere, to show; see ostensible.]
1. (Logic) obviously or manifestly demonstrative
2. a less common word for ostensible
3. (Philosophy) philosophy (of a definition) given by demonstrative means, esp by pointing
[C17: from Late Latin ostentīvus, from Latin ostendere to show; see ostensible]
1. clearly or manifestly demonstrative.
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|Adj.||1.||ostensive - manifestly demonstrative|
|2.||ostensive - represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"|