- 1Directly or clearly demonstrative.More example sentences
- Those results are ostensive evidence implying the contribution of apparent motion mechanisms to ILM perception.
- Both texts direct the reader to attend to the saving and comforting power of God; both also provide ostensive biblical legitimization for Equiano's autobiography.
- Nevertheless, while we might struggle to analyze ‘religion’, an ostensive project should be reasonably successful.
- More example sentences
- How did these lists - which ostensively are trying to measure the same thing - get so dissimilar?
- Foundationalist empiricism recognizes two source of meaning: some terms derive their meanings ostensively, by correlation with whatever is ‘directly presented’ in experience.
- Bishop is closer to the modernists on this front and closer, particularly, to what Altieri calls ‘the romantic values they were ostensively denying’.
mid 16th century: from late Latin ostensivus, from ostens- 'stretched out to view' (see ostensible).
More definitions of ostensiveDefinition of ostensive in:
- The British & World English dictionary