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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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For instance, reconfiguring the classical paradigm of structuralist linguistics from the "postclasical" perspective of cognitive science means focalization becomes less a question of the "regulation of information" than of how readers are deictically oriented by textual cues that help produce mental models of the world.
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.
If the spectators were in any doubt about the implicit ambiguity, the actors representing the Negotiators would have deictically enlightened them.
Yet, some of the lexical items are used deictically and provide a correlation between space and time.
When there is no spatio-temporal location and it is impossible to designate a nominal entity deictically, nominal entities become purely intensional objects that we refer to as propositions.
Immediately after his declaration, Amleth asks the Queen to say nothing about the matter: 'rien informe de cecy', where 'cecy' ('this') deictically refers to his intention to take revenge.
The anaphora of "ours" asserts a freedom in communal dispossession that deictically defies "thou," the freeholder who cannot know the delights of letting go.
In the first and second part I will analyse the ways in which, in political rhetoric, the above-mentioned ideological shift was semantically and deictically reflected in the construction of the figure of "own" and "other" by the authorities.
Ablative" for goal is not restricted to first person; there are also some examples for place where the first person is or for a deictically closer third person.
Commencing, tellingly, in reiteration of Oliver's opening and deictically fraught question, "Why, what make you here?