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The function of a deictic word in specifying its referent in a given context.
[Greek, display, demonstrative reference, from deiknunai, to show; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Grammar) grammar the use or reference of a deictic word
[C20: from Greek, from deiknunai to show]
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|Noun||1.||deixis - the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs|
semantics - the study of language meaning
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deixis[ˈdaɪksɪs] N → deixis f
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n (Ling) → Deixis f
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