Definition of indexical in English:

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indexical

Pronunciation: /inˈdeksək(ə)l/
Linguistics

adjective

another term for deictic.

noun

An indexical word or expression.
Example sentences
  • Therefore, proper names are semantically singular referring expressions, closely allied to indexicals, demonstratives, and singular descriptions.
  • The ‘this is’ form also reminds us that language itself is merely indexical, merely pointing without any privileged relation to comprehension.

Origin

Early 20th century: coined in this sense by the American philosopher C. S. Peirce.

Words that rhyme with indexical

lexical
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