[ dahyk-sis ]
/ ˈdaɪk sɪs /
the operation or function of deictic elements.
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Origin of deixis
1945–50; <Greek deîxis literally, proof, display, equivalent to deik(nýnai) to show, prove, point + -sis-sis
Words nearby deixis
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British Dictionary definitions for deixis
/ (ˈdaɪksɪs) /
grammar the use or reference of a deictic word
Word Origin for deixis
C20: from Greek, from deiknunai to show
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